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Cross Trade

  • Customer:
    Cross Trade
  • Industry:
    Financial Services
  • Solution:
    Dedicated Private Cloud & Performance IP
"The objective of Cross Trade is simple: Empower both retail and institutional investors to leave Wall Street behind via a seamless weekend and holiday trading platform. To power our technology, we chose INAP’s Dedicated Private Cloud solution for its across-the-board performance benefits, including optimized solution architecture, low-latency network route optimization, and superb managed services experience.” – Larry Bolton
CEO, Cross Trade
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Cross Trade Selects INAP Private Cloud & Performance IP® to Power New ‘Market-Closed Hours’ Trading Platform

INAP customer Cross Trade hosts an online community of investors seeking to buy and sell directly. The company’s forthcoming platform will enable retail investors to engage in trades during market-closed hours, specifically weekends and holidays. The exclusive trading platform will also be available for institutional investors to make large trades.

Cross Trade CEO Larry Bolton created the platform as an alternative for investors to directly and promptly share order books with peers online and make trades without paying extra fees to market makers and exchanges.

All S&P 500 stocks will be available for trading when the platform launches later this year in North America.

A planned expansion to top Asian exchanges is also in the works. Canadian and U.S. investors may register for the platform and learn more at www.ctraex.com.

Why INAP Dedicated Private Cloud

A performant infrastructure solution for a FinTech application has to check many boxes. At the top of the list are information security, dedicated compute, global scale, high-availability and ultra-low latency. After vetting other cloud and dedicated hosting providers, Bolton landed on a custom-designed INAP Dedicated Private Cloud (DPC).

“To power our technology, we chose INAP’s Dedicated Private Cloud solution for its across-the-board performance benefits, including optimized solution architecture, low-latency network route optimization, and superb managed services experience,” said Bolton.

Hosted in Tier 3 compliant INAP data centers across the globe, DPCs are isolated, secure compute environments ideal for complex architectures and strict compliance needs. Customers may choose the hypervisor and management console best suited to their application stack – VMware vCenter™ or Microsoft Hyper-V™. Environments are accessible via INAP’s out-of-band private network for offline administration and management. Best yet, each DPC is fully managed by INAP’s Service First global support team, allowing innovators like Bolton to focus on their core business.

The Cross Trade network is powered by INAP’s proprietary Performance IP solution, which directs outbound traffic from the Private Cloud to end-users along the lowest-latency path. The service harnesses INAP’s patented route optimization engine, which makes millions of optimizations per hour for customers across the globe.

Check back for more information updates following the platform’s launch.

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