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Lyft's AWS Spend and the New Economics of Global Infrastructure

Lyft's AWS Spend and the New Economics of Global Infrastructure

Lyft officially began trading on the NASDAQ following an IPO process that has raised some eyebrows, and particularly with regards to their AWS commitment$300m in upfront, committed spend certainly seems like a big number for the infrastructure component of a relatively compact car-booking app, albeit a global one.

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Celebrating Women In Tech

Celebrating Women In Tech

At Options we have always been serious about creating the best global technology organisation in our business. The need for balance across a number of fronts has been a cornerstone of that strategy. Throughout Women’s History Month, we have been discussing gender imbalance and how we can both reinforce and support positive change across the technology and I.

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We Are Women In Tech

We Are Women In Tech

On Wednesday, 6th March, five members of the Options team attended the Women In Technology Conference in Titanic Belfast.  This one-day event was billed to “gather both female and male role models who innovate, challenge and embrace technology” but the attendees from Options found it to be far more than that.

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Bringing Balance to

Bringing Balance to "The Land of the Clones” 

At Options we’re serious about building the best global technology organisation in our business. Creating balance across a number of fronts has been a cornerstone of that strategy.

These include a healthy demographic pyramid, leveraging the knowledge of world-class industry veterans alongside graduates fresh from college.

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Introducing Options University

Introducing Options University

This week we were delighted to announce the launch of Options University to all of our colleagues globally. As Options continues to grow and evolve, we also strive to evolve the types of training and development opportunities that we offer to our team.

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Managed Colocation Market Insights – APAC FX

Managed Colocation Market Insights – APAC FX

As a managed infrastructure provider, Options have a unique insight into market growth around the world as conveyed through the needs of our clients. Mapping those insights against wider market trends to anticipate future client need is a critical part of our product management process. It drives preemptive investment and allows us to offer aggressive pricing based on projected client requirements (rather than reduced known requirements).

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10,000 and still growing...

10,000 and still growing...

Here at Options, we hit yet another major milestone – 10,000 devices are now live in our monitoring environment. This generates a combined 200,000 checks on the platform, approximately 500 checks per second! From Operating Systems, Server Hardware, Network Infrastructure and Storage to bespoke Application monitoring, there is nothing we can’t cover. All of this across 40 data center locations worldwide and countless customer offices.

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X-Check and Prepare for Take-off

X-Check and Prepare for Take-off

It's a phrase that you've probably heard a pilot announce just before takeoff. It means the flight attendant should check their designated door is closed and the emergency slide is armed before crossing over and double checking their colleagues work on the other side.

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Trend Micro OfficeScan XG: A Technical Brief

Trend Micro OfficeScan XG: A Technical Brief

Given the ever-rising number of security threats out there, it is hard to tell the good from the bad these days. It’s even harder to figure out what security solution is best for your business. A stand-alone anti-virus software paired up with multiple anti-malware solutions on a single endpoint can muddy the waters.

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Mobile Iron: A Technical Brief

Mobile Iron: A Technical Brief

Mobile working has come a long way in a relatively short space of time. In the last 20 years we have moved from clunky laptops and brick-like phones to a world of super-slim tablets and powerful smartphones.

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