Practical Outsourcing

Whether you’re a CEO or an IT manager, you need a cost-effective and scalable approach to managing your broker-dealer’s technology infrastructure. Some make use of in-house systems, bolstered by services. They see this method and enjoy using it due to the level of control they gain. For many, this works well, but there are other options on the market. Utilizing FDBS as your Application Service Provider provides immediate access to a complete broker-dealer operations and commission processing environment. You can avoid the costs and risks of building and maintaining an internal technology infrastructure for your commission processing, document imaging or other technology platform.

FDS-ServicesFDBS has a state-of-the-art data center with formidable capabilities that reduce ongoing technology costs associated with managing Broker Dealer operations.

FDBS provides Tier 4 hosting solutions for your mission critical servers and system stacks featuring compartmentalized security zones controlled by biometric access controls methods.

With Financial Database Services you have the opportunity to realize economies of scale and the flexibility to expand your corporate technology solutions.

Service Levels

Tier Level



  • Single non-redundant distribution path serving the IT equipment
  • Non-redundant capacity components
  • Basic site infrastructure with expected availability of 99.671%


  • Meets or exceeds all Tier 1 requirements
  • Redundant site infrastructure capacity components with expected availability of 99.741%


  • Meets or exceeds all Tier 1 and Tier 2 requirements
  • Multiple independent distribution paths serving the IT equipment
  • All IT equipment must be dual-powered and fully compatible with the topology of a site’s architecture
  • Concurrently maintainable site infrastructure with expected availability of 99.982%


  • Meets or exceeds all Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 requirements
  • All cooling equipment is independently dual-powered, including chillers and heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems
  • Fault-tolerant site infrastructure with electrical power storage and distribution facilities with expected availability of 99.995%

Auxiliary Application Hosting

While our technology systems are optimized to support the CAESAR Enterprise Solution, FDBS also hosts numerous ancillary broker-dealer technology systems, either as primary installations or for our clients Business Continuity purposes. In addition, FDBS can be engaged to review the facilities and processes of individual Broker Dealers to make best practice recommendations. Get PDF





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