Options Announces Microsoft Cloud Productivity Gold Partner Status

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NEW YORK & LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Options, the leading provider of cloud-based managed services for global financial markets, today announced that it has been awarded Microsoft Cloud Productivity Gold Partner status.

This prestigious distinction is awarded only to the top 1% of Microsoft partners worldwide and is a recognized hallmark of the highest standards in technology and business performance worldwide.

Microsoft’s Cloud Productivity Competency focuses on Options’ skills to deliver innovative Office 365 solutions and help customers deploy and manage applications such as Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and Microsoft Teams.

This achievement marks Options’ latest expansion to offer a fully cloud-agnostic platform. The addition of Cloud Productivity Gold Partner status is part of an ongoing initiative to bring increased flexibility to the solution, enabling a fully public deployment of the cloud solution. Alongside their existing CloudConnect solution, Options can provide solution architecture, deployment and management services using Microsoft’s global Public Cloud platform.

Options President and CEO Danny Moore said, “Options has been a premier Microsoft partner and provider of Microsoft cloud-based solutions for the financial front office for over a decade. Achieving Gold Partner status in several Microsoft competencies has been, and continues to be, an integral part of our cloud strategy. We have devoted a lot of time and resources to the realization of more than 40 different projects Microsoft certifications, to ensure that our customers receive the highest quality product delivered by our industry-leading team, all within our investment bank-grade security envelope.

Today’s news is the latest in a series of strategic announcements for Options, including its recognition as Microsoft Cloud Platform Gold Partnerpartnership with Quercus Technology Grouprealisation of VMware Cloud Verified Statusand a decade of SOC Compliance.

In 2019, Options received an investment from a Boston-based private equity firm, Abry Partners. This investment allowed Options to accelerate its growth strategy and develop its technology platform while expanding its reach in major financial centers around the world.

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About options (www.options-it.com):

Options Technology is the #1 provider of IT infrastructure for global capital markets firms, supporting their operations and ecosystems.

Founded in 1993, the company began life as a provider of hedge fund technology services. Today, the company provides high-performance managed trading infrastructure and cloud-managed services to more than 200 companies globally, delivering an agile and scalable platform in an investment bank-grade cybersecurity wrapper.

Options clients include major global investment banks, hedge funds, funds of funds, proprietary trading firms, market makers, broker/dealers, private equity firms and exchanges . With offices in 8 key cities; New York, Toronto, Chicago, London, Belfast, Hong Kong, Singapore and New Zealand, Options is well placed to serve its clients on-site and remotely.

In 2019, Options secured a significant growth investment of Abry Partners, a Boston-based industry-focused private equity firm. This investment allowed Options to significantly accelerate its growth strategy to further invest in its technology platform and expand its reach in major financial centers around the world.

Options was named among the UK’s Leading Growth Companies in the 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2017 Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 rankings.

For more information on options, please visit www.options-it.com, follow us on Twitter at @Options_IT and visit our LinkedIn page.

About Abry Partners (www.abry.com)

Abry is one of the most experienced and successful industry-focused private equity investment firms in North America. Since its inception in 1989, the firm has completed more than $82 billion in leveraged transactions and other private equity or preferred equity investments. Currently, the firm manages over $5.0 billion of capital in its active funds.

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