London / New York / Hong Kong – April 14th, 2022, Options, the leading provider of managed trading infrastructure and connectivity to the global Capital Markets, has announced the successful launch of its new facilities at the Euronext Aruba IT3 datacentre in Bergamo, Italy.
The go-live in Euronext Aruba IT3 allows Options’ clients to migrate from the existing Basildon facility into Euronext’s new Bergamo datacentre in a seamless, cost-effective manner, with instant access to high-performance, ultra-low-latency technology, and Options’ global connectivity services. In addition to colocating clients in Aruba IT3, Options also facilitate access to this prestigious exchange for clients connecting from other global locations via Options’ high-performance trading network.
A key venue in Europe, the Euronext Aruba IT3 datacentre in Bergamo is now available to Options clients via ultra-low-latency layer one or low-latency layer three ports. Options can also facilitate access to these markets outside the IT3 Bergamo datacentre.
Options’ SVP of Managed Colocation, Micah Kroeze, said, “We’re excited to be one of the first providers to market for Euronext in Bergamo, providing our clients with trading and operational advantages through every aspect of our services. We have worked closely with Euronext and other partners to ensure our clients experience a seamless transition. We are proud to have our industry-leading ultra-low-latency hosting, data, and connectivity services available immediately for all Euronext trading firms.
We provide data from and connectivity to Euronext Equities, Derivatives, Indices, Oslo Bors, and Euronext Dublin through the Bergamo facility, delivered with exceptional performance and resiliency.”
Today’s news marks the latest in a string of announcements for Options, including the achievement of VMware Cloud Verified Status in NY5 and LD4, partnership with Code Willing, enabling BIVA in US markets, and the expansion of hosting capabilities across HKEX Equities and Derivatives markets.
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 while expanding its global reach in key financial centres.
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 its 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 UK’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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