Yes, it's possible and some of my users are already using it. The user will receive a SMS and/or an email if his VPS is unreachable from our monitoring servers (a Chicago server is monitoring the New-Jersey servers, NJ is monitoring Chicago).
But it's not "instant", it's few minutes, 5 minutes maximum.
Usually in trading, those who know don't talk, and those who talk don't know. (Al Brooks)
success requires no deodorant! (Sun Tzu)
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JoeSpo: My experiences with Sam if there is even hint of an issue I will get an immediate email from him and many times before I even know first hand. Typically these are early alert so to schedule some maintenance or regular performance check up on the weekend. Since I have not personally experienced an out right failure, typically these alerts and weekend scheduling is really more for optimal performance tune ups. The few times I have had a question in real time, I simple send an IM on Skype. Since I am on the west coast, I have never caught him offline, he must be a vampire! Happy Trading, Happyface
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We have set up 2 servers with Sam for the purpose of trading our CTA, and running NinjaTrader scripts for some of our customers and vendors. Sam has been patient and instrumental in helping us with the setup.
Sam also provided feedback along the way as far as how to optimize our set up for stability and supervision.
He is professional, courteous and pleasant to work with.
We will most likely expand our server base with him further in the near future.
PM with any questions about optimusfutures (800) 771-6748 (561) 367 8686. THERE IS A SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS IN FUTURES TRADING.
The following 7 users say Thank You to mattz for this post:
Would Speedytrading be a good choice for IB located in NJ? I do see they have dedicated servers located there - but not a VPS - but the price is $170 per month - good value for a dedicated server - is beyond my requirement. So is there a good alternative VPS in NJ or would the speedy chicago based VPS be a good alternative? Anyone tried this?
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This entire thread has been about VPS, since the majority of us do not have a fat development budget for a dedicated server. All of my testing and trading both from both Chicago and NJ has been under a VPS arrangement. I find the Chicago location best for the Chicago trade execution and the NJ for the New York trade executions. I actually had a NJ VPS during Super Storm Sandy and it came through like a Champ (and much better than lower Manhattan).
I find Sam to be a stand up guy, and he provides a real value added service. If for any reason you do not find the information that you need on his website, just drop him a quick inquiry. I think he is a vampire; he is always “on the J O B”, and so are his VPSs! (see he even beat me to this post
Good luck DeepGreen up there in beautiful BC Canada, where you have some really nice deep green colours!~
The following 4 users say Thank You to Happyface for this post:
AmpFutures is offering an instant set up for dedicated server and that's been over a month ago..no headway. signed up for Sams service, unparalleled tech and support. Set up in one day and always connect. Im convinced Sam does not sleep, so any time i need help with anything he' right on time. My machine in located in Chicago near CQG clearing and has been right on time with executing automated trades. I highly recommend!MY 2 cents.
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