NEW YORK & PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA & LONDON – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) –Options, the leading provider of cloud-based managed services in global capital markets, today announced that it has been awarded the prestigious Senior Partner status of VMware Cloud Provider.
This achievement demonstrates Options’ commitment to delivering a modern multi-cloud platform with VMware Cloud capabilities, including deployment, integration and cost optimization. The partnership with VMware allows Options to integrate seamlessly with the public cloud, enabling the orchestration of multi-cloud customer environments with ease. Options has dedicated significant resources to achieving this distinction, with employees achieving over 30 VMware certifications to ensure a cutting-edge experience that will benefit their customers.
President and Chief Executive Officer of Options, Danny moore, said: “Achieving Principal Partner status of the cloud provider VMware positions Options as the only provider dedicated to the financial services space that also holds SOC1, SOC2 and SOC3 accreditation. This, in addition to having reached our third Microsoft Gold Proficiency, proves that Options is truly a leading cloud service provider in the financial services industry. ”
Today’s news marks the latest in a series of announcements for Options, including their expansion into Canada with opening of an office in Toronto, a victory at the TradingTech Insights USA Awards in the Best Managed Services Solution for Market Data category and one partnership with Packets2Disk to provide customers with leading network analytics.
In 2019, Options received investments 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 reach into the world’s major financial centers.
About options (www.options-it.com):
Options Technology is the # 1 provider of IT infrastructure to global capital market companies, supporting their operations and ecosystems.
Founded in 1993, the company began life as a technology service provider for hedge funds. Today, the company provides high-performance managed trading infrastructure and cloud-enabled managed services to more than 200 businesses globally, providing an agile and scalable platform in an Investment Bank-grade cybersecurity wrapper.
Clients of the options include the world’s leading investment banks, hedge funds, funds of funds, proprietary trading companies, market makers, brokers / traders, private equity firms and exchanges. With offices in 8 key cities; New York, Toronto, Chicago, London, Belfast, Hong Kong, Singapore and New Zealand, Options are well positioned to serve their customers onsite and remotely.
In 2019, Options secured a significant growth investment of Abry Partners, an industry-focused private equity firm based in Boston. This investment has enabled Options to significantly accelerate its growth strategy to invest more in its technology platform and expand its reach into the world’s major financial centers.
The options were named among the The UK’s top growth companies in the 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2017 ranking of the Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200.
About Abry Partners (www.abry.com)
Abry is one of the most experienced and successful industry private equity firms in North America. Since its founding in 1989, the company has completed more than $ 82 billion in leverage and other private placements or preferred shares. Currently, the company manages over $ 5.0 billion of capital in its active funds.