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Options Celebrate Eighth Microsoft Gold Partner Status Competency in Data Platform

LONDON & NEW YORK & HONG KONG–()–Options Technology, the leading provider of cloud-enabled managed services to the global capital markets, today announced its eighth Microsoft Gold Partner Status competency in Data Platform.

Gold Partner Status is awarded to only the top 1% of Microsoft partners and is a recognized mark of the highest technology and business performance standards worldwide.

Microsoft’s Data Platform competency demonstrates Options’ ability to ensure customer database systems operate efficiently with data secured from unauthorized access and categorized so that it can be translated into business insights.

This accolade is the latest addition to Options’ global cloud-agnostic platform. It follows the company’s receipt of Microsoft Gold Partner competencies in Collaboration and Content, Security, Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions, Cloud Productivity, Cloud Platform, Project and Portfolio Management, and Communication.

Options’ President and CEO, Danny Moore, said, “Our strategic partnership with Microsoft continues to produce a unique blend of technical innovation, expertise and now an extensive list of cloud credentials which offer lasting credibility and capability for our clients across the capital markets.

We are delighted to achieve our latest Microsoft accreditation in Data Platform. This recognition enables Options to deliver best-in-class data solutions alongside a secure, resilient, and cloud-agnostic platform.”

Today’s news comes as the latest in a series of announcements for Options, including its win for Best Employee Development Programme at the Irish News Workplace & Employment Awards, VMware Cloud Verified Status in LHC, and the launch of Quantify and Data Store products.

In 2019, Options received investment from Boston-based Private Equity Firm, Abry Partners. This investment has enabled Options to accelerate its growth strategy and develop its technology platform whilst expanding its reach in key financial centres globally.

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

Options Technology is the No. 1 provider of IT infrastructure to global Capital Markets firms, supporting their operations and ecosystems.

Founded in 1993, the firm began life as a hedge fund technology services provider. Today, the company provides high-performance managed trading infrastructure and cloud-enabled managed services to over 550 firms globally, providing an agile, scalable platform in an Investment Bank-grade Cybersecurity wrapper.

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

In 2019, Options secured a significant growth investment from Abry Partners, a Boston-based sector-focused private equity firm. This investment has enabled Options to considerably accelerate its growth strategy to invest further in its technology platform and expand its reach in key financial centres globally.

Options has been named among the UK’s leading growth companies in the 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, and 2017 Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table.

For more 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 sector-focused private equity investment firms in North America. Since its founding in 1989, the firm has completed over $82 billion of leveraged transactions and other private equity or preferred equity placements. Currently, the firm manages over $5.0 billion of capital across their active funds.

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