London / New York / Hong Kong ― 15th March, 2022 ― Options Technology, the leading provider of cloud-enabled managed services to the global capital markets, today announced its fifth Microsoft Gold Partner Status in the “Communication” competency.
The accolade of Gold Partner Status 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 Communication competency proves Options’ technical capabilities in implementing unified communications strategies for customers by designing, planning, deploying, and maintaining Microsoft Business solutions across cloud and hybrid environments.
This achievement is the latest addition to Options’ global cloud-agnostic platform. It follows the company’s receipt of Microsoft Gold Partner awards in Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions, Cloud Productivity, Cloud Platform, and Project and Portfolio Management competencies.
Options’ President and CEO, Danny Moore, said, “As the number one Microsoft Cloud enabler in Global Capital Markets, it is imperative that we consistently expand our technical capabilities, partner relationships and team knowledge. Microsoft’s Gold Partner Programme enables this, and our numerous Gold Partner Status awards are a testament to our dedication to our cloud-agnostic offering for clients worldwide.
Our strategy is underpinned by our extensive, resilient technology foundation for solution architecture, global deployment, operational scalability, and world-class security to the prestigious SOC accreditation standard that we have upheld for over a decade.”
Today’s news comes as the latest in a series of strategic announcements for Options, including the accomplishment of VMware Cloud Verified Status in NY5 and LD4 campuses, 12 years of SOC Compliance, and the appointment of Jim Bomer As SVP, Director Market Data Division.
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 550 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 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 UK’s leading growth companies in the 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, and 2017 Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table.
For more on Options, please visit www.options-it.com, follow us on Twitter at @Options_IT, and visit our LinkedIn page.
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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