10 Jan 2022

What makes BSO a market-leading cloud connectivity provider?

Cloud technology presents every business with the opportunity to optimise operations, cut costs and improve service delivery. In the financial services industry, cloud computing has enabled near real-time exchange that effortlessly increases profits and performance. But leveraging the cloud effectively takes expert knowledge and partnering with cloud connectivity providers can make all the difference to your success. This is crucial for sectors like crypto trading, which rely heavily on fast, reliable and sophisticated connectivity solutions.

We discuss the importance of partnering with experienced cloud connectivity providers like BSO to leverage cloud solutions effectively.

Why partnering with experienced cloud connectivity providers is important:

In industries like the financial markets, where mere milliseconds can impact outcomes, being able to monitor, access and fulfil trades instantaneously is a necessity, and so the need for robust connectivity infrastructure has gained momentum. As such, ensuring your cloud infrastructure is at the level it needs to be to meet the demands of specialised trading requirements means partnering with the right cloud connectivity providers is a top priority. Here are some things to consider when deciding on a connectivity partner.

Is low latency a guarantee?

With the speed at which trading happens, low latency is non-negotiable and cloud connectivity providers’ latency levels need to be dependable and consistent. Whether latency levels are deterministic is also important for ensuring critical workload performance is prioritised. A solution like BSO’s Crypto Connect ensures the lowest possible deterministic latencies between crypto exchanges while also delivering dedicated onramp connections to a range of cloud service providers.

What reach and availability can cloud connectivity providers offer?

While reaching your existing clients where they are is one consideration, preparing for future growth is another, and ensuring cloud connectivity providers can provide access to new markets is an important consideration. The reality is the more far-reaching the provider’s network, the better. BSO’s global network covers over 240 data centres across 33 countries, with over 40 active cloud onramps, making it an ideal cloud connectivity provider for businesses with data-critical needs and in fast-growing sectors like financial services.

Do potential providers understand your industry needs?

Remaining ahead of the competition means being consistently on the cutting edge of technology to meet new demands. Partnering with cloud connectivity providers with the insights and expertise to deliver quality and efficiency consistently is a requirement that can’t be compromised. BSO is a leader in cloud networking and has been at the forefront of cloud innovation since its inception. Through a consultative approach, backed by decades of experience, BSO’s experts and infrastructure capabilities provide flexible cloud solutions to meet your unique business needs.

How does BSO support the cloud connectivity needs of the financial markets?

BSO understands the specialised needs of the global finance markets after decades of serving the world’s largest financial institutions. With connections to major trading venues across Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and the Americas, BSO provides bespoke financial connectivity that is secure, scalable and adaptive. 

BSO’s connectivity products are built for reliability and regulatory compliance, allowing firms to connect their infrastructure to financial exchanges and cloud service providers with ease. BSO Cloud enables financial businesses to access and leverage BSO’s industry-leading expertise, connectivity infrastructure and low latency backbone. Also, we have ultra-low latency products and dedicated crypto trading solutions, making BSO one of the top cloud connectivity providers of choice to power financial market trading firms.

Crypto trading client we successfully supported with cloud solutions using Crypto Connect:
“We engaged BSO because of its international reach, reputation for ultra low latency connectivity, and experience in highly regulated financial markets. These qualities have proven true; however, it is BSO’s pace and flexibility that have stood out to us again and again.”

How BSO established itself as one of the leading global cloud connectivity providers on the market:

Founded by passionate technology pioneers, BSO was created with one goal in mind: to develop a global, high-performance network with client satisfaction at its core. As cloud technology came to revolutionise how businesses operate, BSO stayed at the edge of innovation, becoming a creator of private, dedicated cloud interconnections and the only truly global low latency cloud connectivity provider.

BSO’s cloud connectivity solutions ensure your organisation is protected, productive and pioneering - no matter how and where people connect. Here are some of the key benefits of leveraging BSO’s optimal path to the cloud:

  • As a partner of leading cloud providers, BSO offers over 240 POPs to over 40 cloud on-ramps, giving you access to AWS, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, Azure, Oracle Cloud and Alibaba cloud

  • BSO’s cloud connectivity enhances security as traffic is on private, secure paths, isolated from other networks 

  • Guaranteed and dedicated traffic with consistently low latency means BSO ensures improved performance for mission-critical workloads

  • BSO offers customisable cloud connectivity support, meaning you have complete control to design your infrastructure and specify latencies and paths

  • BSO’s global reach gives companies access to over 40 cloud regions across the globe, with each region built using redundant on-ramps for high availability

Our high standard of technology and service, paired with a flexible approach, local expertise, high customer retention rate and transparent SLAs have resulted in ongoing recognition for continuous innovation. Noteworthy accolades for BSO include Waters Rankings Best Network Provider 2021, numerous TradingTech Insights Europe Awards between 2017 and 2021, and FOW International Awards’ Connectivity Provider of the Year 2020.

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Summary

The opportunities of the cloud for optimising network connectivity are clear and leveraging the expertise of experienced cloud connectivity providers can ensure you implement the best possible cloud solutions, including ultra-low latency, extended reach and uncompromised security. 

Working as an extension of your business, BSO’s years of experience in cloud hosting and networking solutions will enhance your capabilities. If you’re operating in the financial markets and involved in cryptocurrency trading, BSO is the perfect partner for financial firms looking to migrate applications away from on-prem environments and into the cloud.

If you’re interested in how our cloud connectivity products and crypto trading network solutions can help your business, get in touch with the BSO team today. 

ABOUT BSO

The company was founded in 2004 and serves the world’s largest financial institutions. BSO is a global pioneering infrastructure and connectivity provider, helping over 600 data-intensive businesses across diverse markets, including financial services, technology, energy, e-commerce, media and others. BSO owns and provides mission-critical infrastructure, including network connectivity, cloud solutions, managed services and hosting, that are specific and dedicated to each customer served.

The company’s network comprises 240+ PoPs across 33 markets, 40+ cloud on-ramps, is integrated with all major public cloud providers and connects to 75+ on-net internet exchanges and 30+ stock exchanges. The team of experts works closely with customers in order to create solutions that meet the detailed and specific needs of their business, providing the latency, resilience and security they need regardless of location.

BSO is headquartered in Ireland, and has 11 offices across the globe, including London, New York, Paris, Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore. Access our website and find out more information: www.bso.co