October 31, 2023

Align Awarded 2023 Hedgeweek US Awards Best Cloud Services Provider

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New York, New York, October 31st, 2023 – Align, the premier global provider of technology infrastructure solutions and Managed IT Services, announces today that it has been awarded Best Cloud Services Provider in the 2023 Hedgeweek US Awards. This annual award recognizes excellence among fund managers and service providers in the US across a wide range of categories. As the top Cloud Service Provider, Align prides itself on offering the highest-quality managed IT services for hedge funds. The Align IT Suite, Align’s complete Managed Services platform, is built on the foundation of the Microsoft public cloud, offering flexible, secure, compliant managed services for clients, particularly those in the alternative investment industry.

Chris Zardima, Managing Director of Align Managed Services,Chris Zadrima expresses his gratitude for the recognition for Hedgeweek, stating, "We are honored to have received recognition as the top Cloud Services Provider by Hedgeweek. In response to the dynamic demands and security concerns brought about by the changing financial services landscape, we have taken a proactive stance. Our cornerstone managed IT solution, the Align IT Suite, is strategically hosted within the Microsoft public cloud. This deliberate decision empowers us to provide our clients with IT solutions that exhibit both scalability and adaptability, while also proactively addressing the evolving regulatory and threat landscapes."  

As a trailblazer in the industry, Align became the first Managed Services Provider to introduce an all-encompassing Public Cloud-based platform tailored exclusively for the Alternative Financial Services sector. As a premier Tier 1 Microsoft Azure cloud services provider with a singular focus on the alternative investment industry, Align has broadened its portfolio by delivering cybersecurity solutions meticulously designed for Registered Investment Advisors and the Alternative Investment (ALT) community. Align has been a pioneering advocate for the adoption of public cloud computing as the ideal foundation for shaping a modern IT environment for fund managers. Respected organizations from around the world place their unwavering trust in Align for the management of their IT infrastructure.

"Our award-winning solution simplifies IT managementVinod Paul while addressing the critical needs of security and compliance," remarks Vinod Paul, Chief Operating Officer. "Our services provide the Alternative Financial Services industry with the confidence, reliability, and adaptability necessary to excel in today's dynamic IT environment. Through Align Managed Services, clients can harness solutions engineered to lower operational expenses, expedite workflows, mitigate risks, and enhance and streamline the multitude of controls essential for meeting both existing regulatory compliance standards and the ongoing expectations of due diligence."

To learn more about Align, go to www.align.com and follow Align on LinkedIn and at @AlignITAdvisor on Twitter.

About Align

Align is a premier global provider of technology infrastructure solutions. For over 35 years, leading firms worldwide have relied on Align to guide them through IT challenges, delivering complete, secure solutions for business change and growth. Align is headquartered in Dallas, Texas and has offices in New York City, London, Chicago, San Francisco, Arizona, New Jersey, and Virginia. Learn ore at  https://www.align.com/managed-services


“Align is our trusted provider for all our Managed Services and cybersecurity needs. They provide us best-in-class IT services that not only help drive productivity and growth, but ensure we meet both current and evolving compliance and security requirements with ease. As consultants to financial advisors, trust and reliability are indispensable to our operations, which is why we never hesitate to refer Align to our very own client base. Align isn’t just our partner, they are an extension of our team. We look forward to entrusting them with our IT infrastructure for years to come.”

Ed Fasano - Experienced Advisory Consultants LLC