Bulutistan has set itself big goals for 2022
Bulutistan has undergone a very rapid growth process since its establishment in 2015. Continuing this process, the company’s new goal is to open up to new markets. The company, which aims to grow in a wide range from Europe to Africa in 1 year. Stating that they do not have any problems with investment in the growth process, Bulutistan CEO Begim Başlıgil said that:
“We established Bulutistan in 2015 to become Turkey’s cloud company. We provide IaaS and PaaS from our own cloud platform with our own hardware and software on different data centers such as Equinix, Türk Telekom, Vodafone. We are the only company providing PaaS in Turkey. We developed it ourselves, we evolve with our own technologies. Many large and famous holdings work on Bulutistan’s platforms. Currently, 376 of the 500 largest companies in Turkey are working on Bulutistan infrastructure.
First there was IaaS. We were providing virtual server service. Then it started to turn into containers, turned into a microservice architecture. Later, we started to provide services developed by Bulutistan such as Database as a Service, IoT as a Service, Platform as a Service. X, Y, Z holdings started to move No SQL Database on AWS, Google, Azure platforms to Bulutistan.
The latest trend is the Multi-Cloud Management. For example, a holding that works with Bulutistan also works with SAP. It works with Azure for SQL Databases. For something different, Amazon is working with Google. Each institution works with 5 different cloud platforms for something different. Generally, these 5 companies are foreign companies, Bulutistan and another company. At this point, they are faced with the obligation of 5 companies to manage their SLAs separately. 5 SLAs means 5 separate costs. We charge in TL; the rest do in USD. We tell them that we will present the Multi-Cloud Management platform we have written, from which they can manage Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Bulutistan all at once. Bulutistan competes with Amazon, Microsoft, Google in 60 countries. We also get jobs in England, Japan, Nigeria, Turkey, USA, Russia, Azerbaijan. We are evolving from a local player that does and produces its own cloud businesses to a regional player that does and produces its own cloud businesses. We can also do business at different scales with Amazon, Microsoft, Google. Instead of competing with them, we can act together. Nowadays, all competitors are working with each other.
We purchase our own equipment. We install our own software on it. We are building our own virtualization platform. We have a team of experts in their fields. Whenever a problem arises in Turkey, our team steps in and raises the company. If a system crashes in Turkey, Bulutistan cloud consultants will intervene. A company in Turkey has an attack problem, Bulutistan consultants intervene. In terms of infrastructure, we have Turkey’s best team of 100 people working only for the cloud. This structure is growing. The number of people is increasing exponentially.
As Bulutistan, we are not a company that sells directly to the customer. We have 138 business partners. As a company operating specifically for IaaS and PaaS, we say that we will not interfere with the services provided by our business partners in areas such as IoT and security. We were the fastest growing technology company in Turkey in 2020. We were the 19th fastest growing company in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. On top of that, we grew 200% more. Our 2022 goal is to grow by 300%. Our rapid growth is thanks to our business partners; because the partnership ecosystem is growing. We also help other technology companies sell their services. If they are selling managed services, they need infrastructure. Customers want to get service from one place. As the companies see the opportunities and start to provide all services, the quality decreases. We provide only one service. You are either inside or outside the circle. We said that we would be the best in Turkey in the field of cloud technology, and we did. Afterwards, we said that we would be one of the top 3 companies in the region, and we are on that path.
We have a very distributed customer base in 60 countries. Until now, we have not opened any company abroad. We brought business from countries through our business partners. We determined our target locations, first CIS, then Eastern Europe, then the Gulf, then the center of Europe, and then England. We will open our offices in these regions step by step.”