Trader Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

Alex Mags
My first trader VDI setup. A remoted desktop environment with two machines per trader, one keyboard and mouse, and up to 8 screens. Historically traders had two machines: One (trading machine) ring-fenced for Bloomberg and trading, and a second (non-trading machine) for MS Office, surfing the web, some 3rd party apps etc.. They would swap between the machines using KVM switch boxes. We switched to a VDI style solution where the trader’s machines are moved to the datacentre and accessed via a ’thin client’ terminal.