Managed Applications - An application management and hosting solution

Managed Applications – Overview

Managed Applications is an enterprise-strength application management solution backed by industry leading data management, disaster recovery and business continuity protocols. This combination of performance, flexibility and external connectivity enables customers to expand business areas and strategies, without costly capital investment in technology and support staff. It provides cost certainty through on-demand delivery and a well-defined inclusive recurring subscription model. It is deployed within the global Options platform allowing rapid connectivity to existing market data, broker, fund administrator, and internet targets and is supported by Options 24/7, follow-the-sun engineering and support staff.

The Options platform has a number of components, including a global managed network, data centre space in over 40 key financial sector locations, security and compliance, flexible storage via SAN, hot-hot failover architecture with disaster recovery (and database replication), daily backups to tape, physical and virtual servers running multiple Windows, Linux and Unix variants as required. The majority of solutions are delivered as Cloud services over Citrix. 

Key Facts:

  • Complete managed service.
  • Enterprise-grade infrastructure providing a resilient, secure and compliant platform.
  • Partnered with the leading global front to back office application vendors.
  • Transparent pricing and cost certainty.
  • Delivery and operational risk mitigation.


The service layer includes solution design and delivery management, technical account management, 24×7 follow-the-sun support, purchasing and vendor management. Customers also leverage a highly experienced global engineering team encompassing Windows and networks engineering teams, Unix and DBA with over 20 years experience managing complex financial applications. 

The solution transforms application implementation projects for financial firms as the underlying global network and data centre infrastructure is already in place. Additionally, it’s bullet proof and implemented to investment bank standards which will in turn slash costs, lead times and base implementation risk. The platform, engineering and delivery expertise greatly simplify software deployment further de-risking projects, all within an industry leading post production operational framework.