9 janv. 2023

Equinix/BSO: a long-standing partnership to serve our customers' growth strategy

BSO, a provider of high-availability infrastructure solutions for business and critical applications, and Equinix, a global leader in digital infrastructure, have been partners for over 15 years. Over the years, BSO and Equinix have built strong links in both business and innovation.

 

Creating value together

According to Equinix's latest Global Tech Trends Survey, more than 50% of French companies are maintaining their expansion strategies despite economic uncertainties. In addition, working from home and the rise of the "Anywhere Economy" require an adapted and flexible IT environment. 

For companies, these different transformations involve innovation and development projects that enable them to address new needs and markets. We can therefore leverage :  

  • Opening of new Points of Presence (PoPs) throughout the world
  • Strengthening the security of existing solutions and infrastructures
  • Optimising performance
  • Improving energy efficiency
  • Development of new services: BSO/Equinix interconnection services powered by Fabric, for low-latency interconnections to cloud, SaaS, customers and partners on the Equinix platform

BSO and Equinix take pride in placing their customers' issues at the heart of their service objectives. Together, they address a number of customer challenges and needs, regardless of their sector of activity:

  • Access to the worldwide BSO network (+240 PoPs, +40 cloud on-ramps, +75 IX, +35 stock exchanges...) via our bespoke network infrastructure solutions.
  • Provide dedicated solutions for the most demanding customers (business and critical applications): low latency, ultra-low latency, high availability, and high-performance networks. 
  • Offer efficient and flexible customer care: real-time monitoring and rapid commissioning of additional on-net services as required. 
  • Ensure the security and continuity of your business with reliable guarantees (security standards, international and national certifications, etc.)
  • Human support: NetOps and managed services.
  • Modernise and consolidate network infrastructures.

Behind the scenes  

The partnership between BSO and Equinix is cemented by very regular, extensive and rich interactions allowing us to better address the specific needs of each client. The core of this partnership lies in the fact that Equinix has strongly contributed to developing the notion of community within the sector. By offering to host in the same room, in the same building, a whole particular ecosystem: the finance ecosystem at LD4, NY4 and others. Equinix has thus built strong relationships with traditional stock exchanges and has become very attractive to the finance industry. In fact, BSO has gradually mapped itself onto the granularity of Equinix data centres to address its long-standing customers from the world of finance. But this offering is not only of benefit to the finance industry.

Equinix is one of BSO's main suppliers for colocation and cross-connect worldwide. BSO is one of Equinix's largest customers in Europe. In addition, thanks to its worldwide coverage (+240 PoPs) and its high-availability network (with low latency and ultra-low latency routes), BSO enables Equinix customers to connect their sites with unrivalled performance and to benefit from managed services (monitoring, project support, NetOps, etc.).
For many years, BSO has had a dedicated room at PA4 and PA3 (90 racks at PA4 and 60 racks at PA3) to host its customers (cold corridors, cooled bays, customised infrastructures, etc.).

Why does this offering stand out? 

By combining their expertise, BSO and Equinix offer their customers a unique value proposition that translates into concrete results:

Diversity

Thanks to their worldwide presence, they offer several alternative options that guarantee the redundancy of your network assets, regardless of your location.

BSO and Equinix also have a large ecosystem of cloud on-ramps, internet exchanges, stock exchanges and are fully agnostic. Giving our customers access to an unparalleled diversity of PoPs.

High-Quality Service

 BSO and Equinix teams of experts co-build each project with customers to create solutions that meet their specific needs, providing the performance, resilience and security tailored to their requirements. 

Peace of mind 

To ensure the best level of service, the engineering teams (70% of BSO's workforce) have a wide range of sought-after expertise. They put all their knowledge at your disposal to solve the problems specific to your sector of activity 24/7.

Ultra-low latency

In order to meet the needs of the most demanding customers, the BSO global network has numerous low latency and ultra-low latency routes, connecting over 30 countries. This allows them to offer a unique level of performance on the market.

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