Dan Baker, editor of Telexchange Journal, caught up with BSO’s CEO Michael Ourabah at the ITW Trading Show in Chicago to discuss the challenges of building stable low latency networks, the complexities of connecting to emerging markets and the benefits of being an independent carrier.
As Dan questions at the beginning of the interview, “What does it take to deliver Ethernet across the Earth’s vast oceans and forests? The switches, submarine cables and peering exchange data centres are the starting point. But the hardest work is performed by the engineers and network planners who configure these Lego building bricks in a way that serves the custom needs of global enterprises.”
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
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