Options Announce Third Microsoft Gold Partner Status, with Addition of Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions Competency

New York / London ― September 8th, 2021 ― Options, the leading provider of cloud-enabled managed services to the global capital markets, today announced its Microsoft Gold Partner Status in the Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions competency.

The accolade of Gold Partner is awarded to only the top 1% of Microsoft partners and is a recognised mark of the highest standards of technology and business performance worldwide.

Microsoft’s Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions competency demonstrates Options’ technical capabilities in delivering cloud productivity and security solutions to a standard of excellence for customers deploying or migrating to Office 365.

This achievement marks the latest in Options’ expansion to offer a fully cloud-agnostic platform, and is both the company’s third Gold Partner announcement and eleventh Microsoft Partner status accomplishment to date, following their earlier attainment of Cloud Productivity Gold Partner and Cloud Platform Gold Partner Status.

Options’ President and CEO, Danny Moore, said, “Options has been a leading Microsoft application partner and provider of Microsoft Cloud-based solutions to the financial front-office for over a decade.

Securing our position as the leading Gold Partner with Microsoft has been an integral part of our cloud strategy, enabling us to deliver a robust and resilient technology foundation for solution architecture, global deployment, and operational scalability.  The combined service offering of Microsoft’s Public Cloud and Options Cloud will ensure our clients continue to receive a best-in-class platform complete with investment bank-grade security.”

Today’s news comes as the latest in a series of strategic developments for Options, including their recognition as Managed Services Provider Partner of the Year in the Trend Micro Awards, partnership with Quercus Technology Group, attainment of VMware Cloud Verified Status, and a decade of SOC compliance. 

In 2019, Options received investment from Boston-based Private Equity Firm, Abry Partners. This investment has enabled Options to accelerate its growth strategy and develop its technology platform whilst expanding its reach in key financial centres globally.