Options Achieves VMware Cloud Verified Status in NY5

Options Technology | December 29, 2021

Options Technology, the leading Capital Markets services provider, backed by Abry Partners, announced the achievement of VMware Cloud Verified status in their East Coast NY5 data center.

The accomplishment follows the VMware Cloud Provider Principal Partner Status awarded to the firm for their London facility earlier this year.

The Cloud Verified designation indicates that a provider offers a complete VMware-based, software-defined data center infrastructure delivered as a service. VMware Cloud Verified partner services enable customers to achieve unmatched levels of consistency, performance, and interoperability for traditional and containerised enterprise applications with the confidence that the service received is based on the most advanced VMware cloud technologies.

 “By achieving VMware Cloud Verified status in NY5, we extend our best-in-class multi-Cloud platform to a second region. Alongside our recent achievement of VMware Cloud Principal Partner status in Europe, today’s achievement reiterates Options’ commitment to delivering industry-leading expertise in multi-Cloud services. We are excited to expand this offering further across the globe in the coming months.”

Options’ President and CEO Danny Moore 

Today’s news comes as the latest in a series of strategic announcements for Options, including the acquisition of ACTIV Financial, a Fourth Microsoft Gold Partner Status, and an industry-first partnership with Code Willing.

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 global reach in key financial centres.

About Options 
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 200 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 New Zealand, Options are well placed to service their customers both 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.

About Abry Partners 
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.


iExec aims at providing decentralized applications running on the blockchain a scalable, secure and easy access to the services, data-sets and computing resources they need. This technology relies on Ethereum smart contracts and allows the building of a virtual cloud infrastructure that provides high-performance computing services on demand.


iExec aims at providing decentralized applications running on the blockchain a scalable, secure and easy access to the services, data-sets and computing resources they need. This technology relies on Ethereum smart contracts and allows the building of a virtual cloud infrastructure that provides high-performance computing services on demand.

Related News


Ambassador Labs Announces New Technical Partnerships and Products to Boost Cloud-Native Team Productivity

Ambassador Labs | May 16, 2022

Ambassador Labs, the leader in cloud-native developer experience, announced several technological partnerships and tools to help teams and companies around the world embrace Kubernetes faster. Ambassador Labs has joined the steering committee of the new Envoy Gateway project, which will enhance Envoy's capabilities to include basic API gateway "out of the box" capabilities for cloud-native development and delivery. Ambassador Labs, as a launch partner for Docker's Extension marketplace, now offers an integrated experience for Docker Desktop and Telepresence, allowing for faster local-to-remote feedback loops and increased developer productivity in Kubernetes setups. Finally, Ambassador Cloud's latest Team Edition release is based on the open-source Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) projects Emissary-ingress, Telepresence, and Argo, adding new capabilities and pricing tailored to distributed cloud-native development teams. The latest Ambassador Cloud, free to get started, scales to accommodate projects and organizations of all sizes, from development to production. "We long ago saw the promise of Envoy as a production-tested proxy that supports a cloud native world, having built Emissary-ingress, a CNCF Incubating project, on Envoy. We couldn't be more excited to be part of the new Envoy Gateway project to simplify Envoy usage and accelerate cloud native app development by teams around the world," Richard LI, co-founder and CEO at Ambassador Labs. The new Ambassador Cloud Team Edition contains pricing and features that make it easier for development teams to accelerate Kubernetes adoption while coding, testing, shipping, and running cloud-native applications. Additional teams and projects can be added quickly and are free to start, making it simple for extended teams to collaborate on Kubernetes projects from development to production. Ambassador Labs also announced a new developer education program to assist teams in implementing Kubernetes using tried-and-true architectural patterns and open source tools. This free session, entitled 'The Golden Path Pizza Party,' is available to enterprises worldwide and is designed to solve specific technical difficulties that cloud-native teams encounter as they chart their "Golden Path."

Read More


Mission Cloud Services Attains Competency Status of AWS Data and Analytics

Mission | January 05, 2022

Mission, a managed cloud solutions provider and Amazon Web Services (AWS) Premier Consulting Partner, today announced that it has attained AWS Data and Analytics Competency status. The description identifies that Mission has effectively met AWS’s requirements for success in assisting customers assess and use AWS tools and best practices for collecting, storing, monitoring, and evaluating data at scale. Mission offers customers with the data, analytics, and machine learning skills required to utilize organizations’ data and meet their technical and business goals. It has helped businesses with data-driven transformation by offering engineering data lakes and other modernized architectures on AWS, to presenting AI/ML-powered pipelines for optimizing data models and implementing customized AI and ML algorithms developed for definite use cases. “AWS offers tremendous potential to harness data insights for businesses that lead to key decision-making capacity to shape new customer experiences. Mission helps organizations completely reveal all the potential and realize competitive benefits enabled by modernized data architectures, strategy, and tooling. We’re proud to earn the AWS Data and Analytics Competency and to continue our proven expertise in these areas for enterprise, SMB, and startup entrepreneurs across industries.” Dr. Ryan Ries, the Practice Lead – Data, Analytics, and Machine Learning at Mission The Mission team of experienced data scientists, data engineers, and data architects collaborate with customers to address data challenges and incorporate brand new data and analytics systems, selecting and executing the optimal data solutions for their specific use cases and organizational goals. It leverages advanced data tools and custom algorithms to identify patterns and update strategies. Furthermore, Mission’s AWS expertise comprises building out solutions that completely leverage AWS data warehousing services such as Amazon Redshift, as well as developing effective and automated CI/CD pipelines to run data models efficiently. The mission monitors all the data and implements best practices for data governance from a regulatory compliance aspect. “With Mission, we have attained the data scalability and performance we required to unlock additional competitive benefits and advanced features for our customers,” said Russell Wangler, the Chief Technology Officer at 7SIGNAL, a company leveraging Mission’s data, analytics, and machine learning practice. AWS is empowering scalable, flexible, and cost-efficient solutions for startups and global enterprises. To support the unified integration and deployment of these solutions, AWS introduced the AWS Competency Program to help customers categorize AWS Partners with profound industry experience and expertise.

Read More


Qumulo and HPE GreenLake Cloud Services to Offer Pay-As-You-Go Environment for Unstructured Data

Qumulo, HPE GreenLake Cloud Services | June 18, 2021

Qumulo, a leader in radically simplifying enterprise file data management across hybrid cloud environments, announced an integration with HPE GreenLake Cloud Services to offer customers the Qumulo File Data Platform delivered as a service. This collaboration provides an advanced cloud experience with on-premises control to meet today’s unstructured data demands across industries. This news comes following Qumulo’s expansion of its global operations to Asia-Pacific and its strategic partnership with HPE to deliver data solutions to that region. According to Ben Gitenstein, Vice President of Product at Qumulo, “At Qumulo, we believe in radical simplicity and flexibility for our customers. That’s why we designed our file system to be agnostic so that the customers can fully benefit from their data irrespective of the degree of workload demands across their choice of cloud or on-premise data centers. By joining hands with HPE GreenLake, we’re able to offer more flexibility to customers through variable monthly payments based on metered usage.” The amount of unstructured data generated today has surged exponentially over the past decade, and legacy architectures can no longer keep pace with its growing demands. Companies across healthcare, financial services, media and entertainment, and other industries produce massive amounts of unstructured data that need to be stored, managed, protected, and analyzed. Through this collaboration, Qumulo and HPE deliver all power, scale, and cost-efficiency that comes with the public cloud, but return it within a private data center. Qumulo’s modern file data platform delivers unprecedented security and data visibility to enterprise organizations. The advanced data platform runs on purpose-built HPE Apollo 4200 Gen10 hybrid flash and HPE ProLiant DL325 Gen10 Plus servers. The powerful collaboration provides customers with up to 30 percent savings on capital expenditures due to an eradicated need for overprovisioning their data, 75 percent less time to deploy global IT projects, and 40 percent improved IT team productivity by reducing their support load. About HPE GreenLake Cloud Services HPE GreenLake Cloud Services provide customers with a robust foundation to drive digital transformation through an elastic as-a-service platform that can run on-premises, at the edge, or in a colocation facility. HPE GreenLake combines the easiness and agility of the cloud with the governance, compliance, and visibility of hybrid IT. HPE GreenLake offers a range of cloud services that fast-tracks innovation, including bare metal, compute, container management, data protection, HCI, HPC, machine learning operations, networking, SAP HANA, storage, VDI, and VMs, etc. The HPE GreenLake Cloud Services business is rapidly expanding with over USD 4.8 billion in total contract value and more than 900 partners selling HPE GreenLake. Today, HPE GreenLake has more than 1200 enterprise customers spanning different industries across 50 countries. It also includes Fortune 500 companies, government and public sector enterprises, and small and midmarket organizations. About Qumulo, Inc. Qumulo is a frontrunner in simplifying data management in its native file format on a vast scale across hybrid-cloud environments. Its robust data platform is designed to store, manage and generate workflows and applications, with data in its native format at a massive scale on-prem and in the public cloud. Qumulo is relied by Fortune 500 companies, major film and animation studios and some of the most extensive research facilities in the world who efficiently manage their entire data lifecycle from ingestion, transformation, publishing, archiving, etc. It helps in increasing cost-efficiency, scalability, automatic encryption, real-time visibility, and an advanced API that enables customers to integrate Qumulo into their environment and workflows efficiently.

Read More