Options Expands Into CME’s Data Center Facility in Aurora to Complete US Co-Location Build-Out

The managed services provider now offers co-location services in all US exchange co-location venues

New York – September 30, 2014 - Options, the leading private financial cloud provider for the global capital markets industry, today announced that it has completed the firm’s expansion into CME’s co-location facility in Aurora, IL. This latest expansion sees the firm complete its build-out of all US exchange colocation venues and follows the IaaS provider’s recent expansion into the NYSE Euronext exchange co-location facility in Mahwah, which was completed in June of this year.

As with the Mahwah expansion, Options presence in Aurora further bolsters Options’ wider global network and data center footprint. In particular, the Aurora expansion complements co-lo venues in Cermack, Basildon and Frankfurt, enabling unsurpassed access to the leading derivatives trading venues, worldwide. In addition to the above venues, Options provides highly automated application and infrastructure hosting in the entire New Jersey colo corridor (including NY4, NJ2 and Carteret), Chicago, the entire London colo map, Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo.

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About Options (www.options-it.com): Options is the leading provider of cloud-enabled managed services to the global capital markets. 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 cloud services to the financial sector. Today over 250 firms globally leverage the Options platform, including the leading global investment banks, hedge funds, funds of funds, proprietary trading firms, market makers, broker/dealers, private equity houses and exchanges.