New York / Palo Alto / London – 7th October 2021 – Options, the leading provider of cloud-enabled managed services to the global Capital Markets, today announced it has achieved the prestigious VMware Cloud Provider Principal Partner status.
This achievement demonstrates Options’ commitment to providing a modern, Multi-Cloud platform complete with VMware Cloud capabilities, including deployment, integration, and cost-optimisation. The partnership with VMware allows Options to seamlessly integrate with the public cloud, enabling the orchestration of client Multi-Cloud environments with ease. Options has dedicated significant resources to achieving this accolade, with employees attaining over 30 VMware certifications to ensure an industry-leading experience which will benefit their clients.
Options’ President and CEO, Danny Moore, said, “The receipt of VMware Cloud Provider Principal Partner status uniquely positions Options as the only provider dedicated to the Financial Services space that also holds SOC1, SOC2, and SOC3 accreditation. This, in addition to achieving our third Microsoft Gold Competency, proves Options truly is a leading cloud service provider in the Financial Services industry.”
Today’s news marks the latest in a series of announcements for Options, including their expansion to Canada with the opening of a Toronto Office, a win at TradingTech Insights USA Awards in the Best Managed Services Solution for Market Data category and a partnership with Packets2Disk to provide Market-Leading Network Analytics to clients.
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.
About Options (www.options-it.com):
Options Technology is the No. 1 provider of IT infrastructure to global Capital Markets firms, supporting their operations and ecosystems.
Founded in 1993, the firm began life as a hedge fund technology services provider. Today, the company provides high-performance managed trading infrastructure and cloud-enabled managed services to over 200 firms globally, providing an agile, scalable platform in an Investment Bank grade Cybersecurity wrapper.
Options clients include the leading global investment banks, hedge funds, funds of funds, proprietary trading firms, market makers, broker/dealers, private equity houses and exchanges. With offices in 8 key cities; New York, Toronto, Chicago, London, Belfast, Hong Kong, Singapore and New Zealand, Options are well placed to service their customers both on-site and remotely.
In 2019, Options secured a significant growth investment from Abry Partners, a Boston-based sector-focused private equity firm. This investment has enabled Options to considerably accelerate its growth strategy to invest further in its technology platform and expand its reach in key financial centres globally.
Options has been named among the U.K.’s leading growth companies in the 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2017 Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table.
About Abry Partners (www.abry.com)
Abry is one of the most experienced and successful sector-focused private equity investment firms in North America. Since its founding in 1989, the firm has completed over $82 billion of leveraged transactions and other private equity or preferred equity placements. Currently, the firm manages over $5.0 billion of capital across their active funds.
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