What is a MetaTrader datacenter?
A MetaTrader datacenter works as an intermediary between your clients and your main trading servers. When a client connects to your trading server, the client’s platform sends a request to the MetaTrader datacenter. The MetaTrader datacenter then relays this request to your main server. The main server responds and sends the requested data to the MetaTrader datacenter. The MetaTrader datacenter then relays the data back to your client. This might sound like a long process – but it has many network (and business!) benefits.
How do MetaTrader Datacenters Reduce Latency?
A MetaTrader datacenter helps improve your overall network performance, by supporting faster data transfers and facilitating better overall connectivity. It also helps create more security and stability in your network, by intercepting malicious traffic and preventing server overloads.
1 -Better locations
MetaTrader datacenters offer you a lot of flexibility when it comes to improving and expanding your trading infrastructure. For example, MetaTrader datacenters can be set up anywhere in the world. This enables you to add MetaTrader datacenters in remote locations and reduce data transfer times – simply by reducing the distance between your clients and your main trading servers. This, in turn, enables you to better optimise your network and to better serve clients..
2 – Better price streaming
MetaTrader datacenters can also store certain data, such as price data. This means that when a client requests price data, the MetaTrader datacenter can respond to that request directly, without needing to relay the request to the main servers. As the MetaTrader datacenters are closer to the clients than the main servers, it also means that the price data does not have as far to travel. This enables you to benefit from faster data transmission and offer faster price streaming.
3 – Better connections
MetaTrader datacenters can run on superior connection paths, resulting in faster data transfers between your clients and your main trading servers. A MetaTrader datacenter supplier should be able to provide good local and international connection paths, by leveraging their knowledge of regional connectivity and local Internet service providers. If set up correctly, having a MetaTrader datacenter can facilitate faster data transfers, as the data will pass along the provider’s superior connection routes.
4 – Better protection
MetaTrader datacenters prevent any direct contact between your clients and your main trading servers. This adds more protection to your network. For example, if a client tries to send malicious traffic, or to overwhelm your network with data requests, then the MetaTrader datacenter detects this and prevents the traffic from reaching your main trading servers. Having this barrier enables you to stop yourservers from being overloaded or from being shut down. It also enables you to provide a more stable, secure service to your clients.
Why choose MT Proxy as your provider?
Brokers often find that setting up MetaTrader datacenters can be expensive. It can also take a lot of time and internal resources. That’s where we come in. MT Proxy offers a fully-managed solution. We take care of the set up, ensuring that the MetaTrader datacenters are strategically located, and enabling you to achieve the lowest possible latency. As such, we are able to help you deliver a better, faster online trading experience to all clients worldwide.
As part of our management services, we also monitor client connectivity and MetaTrader datacenter performance in real-time. We automatically detect and respond to potential MetaTrader datacenter outages or disconnections. We also detect and respond to malicious traffic and potential DDoS attacks. As such, we are able to prevent major service disruptions, and to help you better protect your business from the potential costs of server failures. To find out more, sign up for our free trial.