NEW YORK & LONDON, September 08, 2021–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Options, the leading provider of cloud-based managed services for global financial markets, today announced its Microsoft Gold Partner status in the Competence Cloud solutions for small and medium enterprises.
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Options Announces Third Microsoft Gold Partner Status, Adding Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions Competency (Graphic: Business Wire)
The Gold Partner distinction is awarded only to the top 1% of Microsoft partners and is a recognized mark of the highest standards in technology and business performance worldwide.
The Microsoft Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions Competency demonstrates Options’ technical capabilities in delivering industry-leading cloud productivity and security solutions for customers deploying or migrating to Office 365.
The achievement marks Options’ latest expansion to offer a fully cloud-agnostic platform, and is both the company’s third Gold Partner announcement and eleventh achievement of Microsoft Partner status to date, having achieved earlier the status of Cloud Productivity Gold Partner and Cloud Platform Gold Partner Status.
Options President and CEO Danny Moore said, “Options has been a premier Microsoft application partner and provider of Microsoft cloud-based solutions for the financial front office for more than a year. decade.
Securing our position as Microsoft’s premier Gold Partner is an integral part of our cloud strategy, enabling us to provide a robust and resilient technology foundation for solution architecture, global deployment and operational scalability. Microsoft’s combined public cloud and options cloud service offering will ensure our customers continue to benefit from a best-in-class platform with investment bank-grade security.”
Today’s news is the latest in a series of strategic developments for Options, including their recognition as Managed Service Provider Partner of the Year at the Trend Micro Awardspartnership 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.
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 positioned to serve 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.
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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