BSO broadens on-demand Cloud Connect offering with Alibaba Cloud

Global telecoms operator BSO has announced it will offer on-demand private connectivity to Alibaba Cloud, part of Alibaba Group.

The partnership will allow BSO customers to locally interconnect to all Alibaba Cloud locations and regions via BSO’s network of 240+ PoPs with Service Level Agreements-backed guaranteed performance.

Built over BSO’s global and resilient core private ethernet network, BSO Cloud Connect provides customers with seamless, on-demand connectivity from their data centres and networks, office or colocation environment to cloud service providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Oracle Cloud and now Alibaba Cloud.

Stephen Wilcox, chief product officer, BSO, explained, “Covid-19 has irrevocably changed our world. We have seen a steep increase in businesses migrating their mission-critical applications to the cloud – and for a successful migration you need seamless connectivity.

“We are delighted to partner with Alibaba Cloud. Consistently named by Gartner as the third largest global provider for infrastructure as a service and first in Asia Pacific, Alibaba Cloud is a key player in the cloud services market. The partnership embodies our endeavours to support businesses on their accelerated digital transformation journeys.”

The partnership between BSO and Alibaba Cloud will provide global enterprises with a dedicated, private, reliable and highly secure connection from their sites to their critical applications. This connectivity will allow BSO customers to reduce network cost, increase bandwidth throughput, and realise a more consistent network experience than internet-based connections.

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Charlotte is the editor of Comms Business and writes content to inform and educate the Channel about the latest technology and business developments from across the industry. Prior to her current role, she wrote for other MA Business titles New Electronics, Land Mobile and Critical Communications Today. Before moving into journalism, she spent five years working in public relations and has worked with various technology companies spanning telecommunications, cyber security and software development.

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