Considerations for building a custom algo trading server

(Last Updated On: April 24, 2017)
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Questions from the same previous person last week

Hi Bryan.


I was wondering if you figured out what you were going to do about your server(s) situation?


You talked about getting some kind of cloud solution, on top of a hardware server.
I think you mentioned things like: redundancy and failover on linux Ubuntu.


You also said you probably would not be able to find things like this at Canada Computers…

So where would you go and what are the economics associated? Could this be done for under a $1000? What hardware and software options would be needed?

A colleague at work said I could buy a raid card to put into a computer with the proper software and cooling system so it could run 24/7 as a server.

What are  your thoughts?


Ok. Fair enough.


I guess this is not a decision to be made over a short period of time.
…lots to think about I guess.


I have worked in graphics departments that use a ton of data, so the first thing that came to mind was a raid server.

The only problem is that I don’t know if this is an option at and whether I need a very specific solution.

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