Options Continues APAC Managed Colocation Expansion

New Direct Low Latency Connectivity To Hong Kong, Korea and Sydney

NEW YORK & LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/colocation?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#colocationlt;/agt;–Options, the leading provider of global market data and colocation
services for trading firms, today welcomed the addition of Hong Kong
Exchange (HKEx), Korea Exchange (KRX) and the Australian Securities
Exchange (ASX – ALC Australian Liquidity Centre) to its Managed
Colocation platform. Also in addition to the ASX in Australia, Options
has also expanded its footprint into Equinix SY2 in Sydney. Options’
clients co-located within these co-location facilities will benefit from
access to ultra low-latency exchange feeds and order entry access and
managed hosting directly at source.

Options has successfully deployed colocation infrastructure at the top
tier exchanges as part of its aggressive 2019 global platform expansion.
Currently, the firm’s premier managed colocation services are available
at over 40+ key trading venues across Europe, North America, South
Africa and Asia.

Options facilitates trading at hundreds of venues worldwide with fully
managed co-location services. The firm recently expanded its presence in
Singapore to meet the increasing demand for APAC liquidity. Options’ SGX
and SG1 managed colocation facilities provide rapid time to market and
massive TCO reduction, wrapped in best-in-class resiliency and security.

Today’s announcement follows recent news of Options’ business operations
growth in New Zealand, Australia and Asia. The launch of the firm’s New
Zealand office
 is part of an ongoing, global initiative to bring its
sales, operations, account management and support teams closer to key
customers in the region and follows the appointment
of Jun Ashida to the executive team
as Managing Director for Asia.

Options’ VP Product Management, Micah
, commented, “At Options, we are always looking for innovative
ways to meet our clients’ wide range of requirements as well as
anticipate their needs from a global perspective. Options continues to
both expand and facilitate trading at hundreds of venues worldwide with
fully managed colocation services. Our agility in helping clients enter
new territories, backed by the assurance of our trusted
industry-hardened platform is an affirmation of the innovation that has
made us the industry’s vendor of choice today.”

The Options Managed
 platform provides ultra-low latency market data,
connectivity and application hosting services at the source of
liquidity. Boasting over 40+ colocation sites worldwide with order entry
access, connectivity to 400+ native market data feeds and consolidated,
normalized feeds from a variety of leading market data vendors, it
enables firms to deploy the most latency sensitive trading strategies
across all major liquidity venues globally. Market connectivity is
available by colocating directly at the exchange source for ultra low
latency applications, and out of region with the flexibility to connect
to away market venues from any of the 40+ data center locations
available on the highly resilient Options global financial network.
Click for details on our latest global footprint expansion and market
data availability.

About Options (www.options-it.com):

Options is the
leading provider of cloud-enabled managed services to the global
financial services sector. Founded in 1993, the company began life as a
hedge fund technology services provider. More than a decade ago, the
company made a strategic decision to become the first provider to offer
private cloud services to the financial sector. Today over 200 firms
globally leverage our award-winning front to back office managed
infrastructure: Managed
 and technology
consultancy services
. Our clients include the leading global
investment banks, hedge funds, funds of funds, proprietary trading
firms, market makers, broker/dealers, private equity houses and
exchanges. Options was named among the UK’s leading growth companies in
the 2018
and 2017 Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table
. In
2017, the firm received a growth
investment from private equity firm Bregal Sagemount

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


Press Contact:
Niall McAleer
Tel: 020 7070 5019

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