Options performed more multi-cloud platform deployments in 2021 than ever before

Rick Steves

Options was founded in 1993 as a hedge fund technology services provider and now provides managed trading infrastructure and cloud-enabled managed services to over 550 firms globally.

Options announced more Multi-Cloud Platform deployments during 2021 than ever before in the company’s history.

The company has experienced unparalleled growth in 2021 as the cloud became an inevitable proposition for investment banks, hedge funds, funds of funds, proprietary trading firms, market makers, broker/dealers, private equity houses, and exchanges.

In 2021, the Options Cloud team deployed over 20 Multi-Cloud platforms, completed more than 80 M365 deployments, 80 Mimecast deployments, 55 existing client M365 migrations, onboarded over 20 new clients with over 30 dedicated domain deployments; and closed 4800+ cloud tickets, all while keeping Options day-to-day operations live.

Managed trading infrastructure and cloud services

Options provides customers with a single outsourced technological service encompassing all aspects of financial sector technology, offering automation, security, compliance, and engineering best practices.

The firm achieved Gold Partner Status in four different competencies with Microsoft, was awarded Principal Partner status by VMware and was named Pure Storage’s inaugural recipient of their Visionary Award.

Danny Moore, President and Chief Executive Officer at Options, said: “Options has been a pioneer in Financial Cloud services for the last 20 years. The team has leveraged this experience to execute these deployments across our customer base.

“We deliver a robust and resilient technology foundation at record speed, with security and scalability integral to every deployment. In addition to this, we are the only Microsoft Gold Partner to hold the prestigious SOC accreditations for Managed Service Providers.”

Options has also recently obtained a VMware Cloud Verified Status in NY5 and LD4 campuses, 12 years of SOC Compliance, and an agreement to provide MEMX with Market Data Access across New York and Chicago.

Growth in recent years was fueled by an investment from Boston-based Private Equity Firm, Abry Partners, which enabled Options to accelerate its growth strategy and develop its technology platform whilst expanding its reach in key financial centres globally.

Options was founded in 1993 as a hedge fund technology services provider and now provides managed trading infrastructure and cloud-enabled managed services to over 550 firms globally.

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