London / New York / Hong Kong ― 10th May 2023 ― Options Technology, the leading provider of cloud-enabled managed services to the global capital markets, today announced its achievement of Microsoft Solutions Partner designation for Infrastructure.
Microsoft’s Solutions Partner designation differentiates partners with broad technical capabilities, a dedication to skilling and training, and a proven ability to successfully deliver solutions for customers in a specific Microsoft Cloud solution area. This follows a change in the Microsoft Partner Program, consolidating its previous Gold Competencies to a smaller number of solution partner designations and a broader set of requirements for attainment.
The Infrastructure Solutions Partner designation showcases expertise in helping customers accelerate the migration of key infrastructure workloads to Microsoft Azure, architecting cloud environments and managing these environments at scale.
Options’ President and CEO, Danny Moore, said, “Over the past 24 months, the team has continued to enhance their expertise and advance our service offering, resulting in over 200 Microsoft certifications and our latest achievement as an official Microsoft Infrastructure Solutions Partner. Microsoft have raised the bar for their technology partners, so this accomplishment is a clear demonstration of the team’s commitment to building and expanding our best-of-breed cloud-agnostic solutions and maintaining our position as the number one Microsoft Cloud partner to the Global Capital Markets.”
Today’s news comes as the latest in a series of exciting developments for Options, including its partnership with KX, the completion of SOC compliance for a 12th consecutive year and its deployment of OPRA in Frankfurt FR2.
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 Auckland, Options are well placed to service its 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.
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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