Deribit New London Infrastructure

  • Deribit is moving its Matching Engine (physical servers) from OVH datacenter SBG in Strasbourg to Equinix LD4 in Slough (UK).

  • Production trading from the London setup is to go live at the 25 January 2020, the exact moment will be announced before the launch.

  • There are various ways to connect to the new infrastructure:

    • Deribit offers colocation up to 2U server in our client rack.

    • Alternatively, clients can requests cross connects from their own servers in LD4.

    • In partnership with Beeks Financial (link) clients can get access via a virtual setup within LD4

    • Finally connectivity via internet remains possible as well




Hosting in client rack

  • Clients can order a maximum 1 or 2 u for GPB 250 + VAT per u per month.

  • You can choose either 2x 1u or 1x 2u

  • Service includes:

    • 1 hr smart hands for installation

    • Hosting of your server

    • Energy

    • 50 mbps ISP

    • Cross connect to Deribit. 

  • The patch will be done with a twinax cable. All of them will be 5 meters long and rate limited to 1gbit. We'll offer a primary and secondary link, so you'll need at least 2 ports available to cross connect to our infrastructure. 

  • Patches to other destinations need to land directly into your server (no switch). 

  • Deribit will not procure client servers. 

  • Clients are not able to add network equipment (e.g. firewall to terminate the internet handoff).

  • This service requires signing a hosting agreement, please contact us here (support@deribit.com) for more information

  • Server requirements:

  • Requirements hardware:

    • The server needs to have at least 2x10gbit SFP+ ports

    • The server needs to have at least 2x1gbit RJ45 ports

    • The server needs to have at least 1 IPMI or ILO port

    • The server needs to have a redundant PSU

    • We only accept a maximum of 1 server per rack unit.

    • Both the 2xRJ45 ports and 2xSFP+ ports need to be setup in an active-passive bond (or teaming in Windows). We will ​not ​support LACP. The static IP addresses for both bonds/teams will be supplied by DRB Hosting.

    • The IPMI interface has to be configured with a static IP address supplied by DRB  Hosting.

    • The Client needs to supply 2xC13 power cables.


Cross Connects 

  • When you apply for a cross connect to your own rack, we recommend a LC-LC 10Gb 50/125 OM3 fiber connection. 

  • The cross connect should be 10 Gigabit cross connect, Deribit will use policing on our switch to have an effective speed of 1 Gigabit 

  • Cross connects from Deribit’s perspective are free, you only need to pay the Equinix fees.

  • Please contact your Equinix account manager to request a cross connect and approach us here (systems@deribit.com) to receive the LOA.


Q&A


What is the speed difference between the cross connect and the hosted solution?

  • Cross connect from your own rack links to the Equinix meet me room (MMR) and then to our Matching Engine. Therefore, the distance to our platform is shorter as no MMR is involved


Will there be any equalised/harmonised/normalized in the cross connect and hosted solution?

  • No, latency depends on your distance to the MMR


Does the move to LD4 also include protocol changes? 

  • No


Can the hosted solution have cross connects to other locations within LD4?

  • Yes but patches to other destinations need to land directly into your server (no switch).


What is the location of the Deribit Matching Engine in LD4?

  • Suite:050GS03 – Equinix LD4, 2 Buckingham Avenue, Slough, SL1 4NB, UK.