20 Mar 2023

Infrastructure as a service has never been more important than now!

2023 is likely to be a special year for global organisations. While everyone agrees that companies will try to reduce their IT spending, global analyst Gartner believes that end-user investment in the public cloud will increase significantly in 2023.

By 2023, cloud investments are expected to reach a total of $591.80 billion according to Gartner

2023 marks a 20% increase in cloud investment over 2022 and confirms what we understand from our customers and prospects. Based on BSO's expertise and experience, we are able to draw the following conclusions:

  • Embracing the cloud can represent an interesting growth lever for organizations

  • The key benefits of the cloud are agility, elasticity, scalability and security

What explains the increased demand for IAAS according to BSO?

As a global provider of infrastructure solutions with a wealth of experience serving the largest international companies (600 organizations) in the fields of finance, energy, industry and media, BSO is able to can see the main challenge for companies is to find the balance between private and public clouds. 

IAAS is the ability for the enterprise to choose between the public cloud, and the private cloud or to find a balance between the two.

The public cloud is touted as a solution for immediate access and provides agility, security and scalability that are essential for business growth in these uncertain times. But we believe the solution lies in a carefully considered cloud strategy. 

The private cloud gives organisations complete control over their cloud ecosystem but puts a strain on their workload and costs. The public cloud offers more flexibility but less customization.  At BSO, we are convinced that the only way to respond to our clients and prospects' challenges is to listen carefully to their needs and offer them a tailor-made solution and support over the long term.

Cloud strategy is now a key factor for business growth and without a balanced and intelligent cloud infrastructure, it will be difficult to compete in the most demanding markets.

BSO helps each client exceed their objectives

BSO provides reliable IT services designed to meet off-the-shelf and bespoke projects, BSO IaaS offers the cloud platform needed for every business to succeed in a few steps:


We advise on the choice of hypervisor

The best solution for businesses that want strong support for Veeam and other licensed software.

Ideal for companies that use Kubernetes or need strong provisioning automation.

Define your needs_

BSO brings its expertise to work with their clients to define their needs based on their specific criteria, whether they are "small, medium, large, x-large" or customizable, being able to evaluate the costs in all transparency.

Add firewall and backup

Integrated (software)
With our Cloudstack solution, firewall rules and policies are directly accessible from the web interface.

Managed (hardware)
For users of our VMware solution or for those who need to apply more customised firewall rules, we offer a Fortinet-powered virtual domain cluster that can be used to help configure and maintain "the firewalls" to keep resources secure.

Our Veeam Backup Service creates an efficient backup solution for infrastructure and data. It is directly integrated with the VMware solution and available via Cloudstack through a manual installation as an agent.



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, 50+ 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