Whitepapers

Managed Service Solutions from Options Powered By Hewlett-Packard

Managed Service Solutions from Options Powered By Hewlett-Packard

30th September, 2015

Options is a global leader in financial technology managed services and IT infrastructure products. We enable our clients to deliver a dual mandate: operating world-class financial technology infrastructure today, while supporting business scalability and new technology for tomorrow. Over 200 firms globally now leverage the Options managed platform, including the leading global investment banks, hedge funds, funds of funds, proprietary trading firms, private equity houses and exchanges.

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Managed Colocation Whitepaper - 2015 Service Overview

Managed Colocation Whitepaper - 2015 Service Overview

6th May, 2015

Our 2015 Managed Colocation Whitepaper provides a detailed analysis of Options' managed colocation platform.

Managed Colocation is a colocation and proximity services platform that gives customers access to all the key liquidity centres globally across all asset classes (equities, derivatives, fixed income and FX). The platform provides a managed environment for the delivery of direct market data, order entry, servers and colocation space either as a single managed service or individual component services.

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Cybersecurity Whitepaper: Best Practice Recommendations

Cybersecurity Whitepaper: Best Practice Recommendations

11th March, 2015

Options has been delivering financial technology as a service for over 20 years. No one understands the needs of the hedge fund industry better, and this is especially true when it comes to security. The complex nature of cybersecurity in 2015 demands that any managed platform or IT infrastructure solution must have best practice cybersecurity building blocks at its core. Not just that but the platform must also combine operational agility with absolute information security – the SOC-accredited Options platform does exactly that.

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Options Adds Speed and Resiliency to its Financial Cloud Services

Options Adds Speed and Resiliency to its Financial Cloud Services

11th March, 2015

When it comes to electronic trading operations, the difference between success and failure can be measured in a few microseconds. Today’s financial services firms need to be able to analyze vast amounts of stock data, run complex algorithms and execute millions of transactions per second. And they need to be able to do it all faster than the competition. By delivering fast performance and low latency to meet these firms’ needs, Options IT was able to seize upon a critical growth opportunity.

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Options Leads Transformation of Financial Services Infrastructure with HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage

Options Leads Transformation of Financial Services Infrastructure with HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage

11th March, 2015

What began in 1993 as a hedge fund technology services provider focused on the London market has become the IT matters premier provider of infrastructure services for the global financial services sector. In 2002, Options made a strategic decision to change its focus from consulting to delivering shared infrastructure products.

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Case Study: Managed services provider reduces data centre PUE and hotspots across global sites - Adinfa

Case Study: Managed services provider reduces data centre PUE and hotspots across global sites - Adinfa

11th March, 2015

Options Technology is a premium technology infrastructure service provider operating exclusively in the Financial Services sector. It provides services globally to over 130 firms including leading hedge funds, broker/dealers, proprietary trading firms, funds of funds and private equity houses. Options’ clients operate 24×7 and transact $billions across its PIPE® platform. Critical to its success are high reliability and low latency.

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Options: Changing the financial services industry with smarter computing - IBM

Options: Changing the financial services industry with smarter computing - IBM

11th March, 2015

During the last several years, increased automated trading volumes and thinner spreads on international stock exchanges had been driving transaction volumes up and per-trade profit margins down for trading firms. Options IT wanted to offer its clients an optimised low-latency market data and connectivity service so they could quickly capitalise on small movements in price and improve trading profit margins.

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Options provides a private cloud for financial services firms - IBM

Options provides a private cloud for financial services firms - IBM

11th March, 2015

To deliver high-performance trading technology infrastructure as a service for more than 120 hedge funds and other investment and brokerage firms worldwide, Options IT requires a secure, high performance infrastructure that is flexible and scalable enough to support sophisticated third-party and proprietary financial applications, while ensuring speed to market as a competitive advantage for its clients.

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West London Data Centre Fact Sheet

West London Data Centre Fact Sheet

6th February, 2015

Designed to meet the demands of modern high-performance, high-density computing, the Options West London Data Centre offers power and cooling from 2kW to 30kW
per cabinet with enterprise class resilience, security and connectivity.

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