Options Announces Direct Internet Connectivity to Frankfurt (FR2)
New York / London / Frankfurt ― January 19th, 2021 ―Options, the leading provider of cloud-enabled managed services to the global capital markets, have today announced the availability of direct, high-performance Internet connectivity to Frankfurt (FR2).
This direct connectivity is an exciting addition to the Options network and service offering, allowing clients to access services hosted at Equinix Frankfurt (FR2) and other European colocation facilities.
Options facilitates trading at hundreds of venues worldwide with real-time market data, direct market connectivity, and fully managed colocation services. Options’ industry-leading expertise in infrastructure automation, architecture, and operations provides clients with rapid time to market, TCO reduction, best-in-class performance, resiliency, and security.
Today’s announcement builds on the three exchange-related integrations Options completed in 2020; the Miami International Securities Exchange (MIAX), the newly-launched Members Exchange (MEMX) and the Long-Term Stock Exchange (LTSE).
John Bryant, Options CTO, commented, “Direct Internet connectivity to one of the pre-eminent European trading colocation facilities is an exciting addition to the firm’s global market data and trading connectivity service offering. 2020 was a year of considerable growth for Options, and we are delighted to have completed the build-out of our Frankfurt Internet infrastructure to facilitate client requirements for European connectivity, hosting and data residency in a post-Brexit world.”
About Options (www.options-it.com):
Options Technology are 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 was named among the UK’s leading growth companies in the 2019, 2018 and 2017 Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table.
Options Press Contact: Page McLaughlin