Managing FIX Sessions in a Dynamic Infrastructure
Brokerage houses, investment banks, wealth management firms, exchanges and clearing houses operate their systems in complex distributed computing environments. Many of them are considering or in the process of migrating applications and data to the cloud to take advantage of its low cost and elasticity. Applications which use libraries for FIX protocol communications or application servers dedicated to FIX message routing and transformation (FIX servers) are a critical part of those systems. In the twenty years since FIX protocol was introduced, it has become a global standard for electronic trade communications. Companies operate hundreds of thousands of FIX sessions, processing millions of messages a day. Migration of FIX connectivity to a dynamic infrastructure requires rethinking the way the FIX layer is constructed. The components of the new ecosystem covered in this white paper include:
- Architectural Considerations
- Load Balancing
- Health Checks
- High Availability & Load Balancing Scenarios
Download the full white paper to learn how our new ecosystem is changing FIX connectivity.