Colt Direct Connect

Secure and reliable connectivity to the cloud

Direct Connect is Colt's Dedicated Cloud Access solution, which provides secure and reliable private network connectivity between enterprise data centres or office locations and the major Cloud Service Providers.

Colt’s highly dense, fully owned fibre network can provide direct connections to key cloud PoPs across Europe & Asia, and is available to the customer via an intuitive on-demand portal - allowing users to flex bandwidth consumption in line with their needs. Together we make it easy to establish a dedicated network connection from your premises to your cloud, through our CloudConnect solution.

Why choose DirectConnect?

Enhanced Security

The traffic between any enterprise site and Direct Connect access PoP is routed entirely across the Colt network, so that customers can be assured that their mission-critical traffic is safe.

Better Resilience

Colt’s award-winning network services are provided with a high degree of resilience, with a number of enhanced configuration options for Disaster Recovery and High Availability.

Faster Performance

Colt operates one of the lowest latency networks in Europe and Asia, so data is routed over the lowest-latency paths to your chosen cloud provider.

Predictable Experience

Making your traffic independent of the internet means that your customers and own business users can enjoy consistent performance from your apps.

Faster and more secure cloud networking

Under our DirectConnect service, we can provide secure and reliable private network connectivity between enterprise data centres or office locations and the Cloud Service Providers. Colt is a connectivity partner with the main players, including Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud and IBM Cloud to provide Ethernet (with an optional managed router addon) and IP VPN access to cloud network access points.

Customers enjoy not only the Colt network benefits, but also our 24/7 multilingual support facility which supports our service SLA. Our proposition is recognised every year by the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) as industry-leading.

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Flexible & scalable

You can establish private connectivity from your data centre, office or colocation environment, which can reduce network costs, increase bandwidth throughput, and provide a more consistent network experience than Internet-based connections.  And it is all seamless.

Your DirectConnect solution will be delivered in sync with your chosen cloud provider so that you enjoy it from the first minute. Moreover with Colt On Demand capability, we have heavily invested to provide a leading ‘real-time’ and ‘pay per use’ telecom service that matches the benefits of the IT Cloud providing the first all-in-one cloud experience end to end.

Explore Colt's partnerships with the world's leading Cloud providers:

Amazon Web Services
Microsoft Azure
Google Cloud
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A wide range of connectivity options

Colt DirectConnect includes a range of connectivity options that have been customised for better integration into the cloud.

This includes point to point Ethernet for customers who need to connect a single site (with a ‘managed router’ as an option) and IP VPN for customers who want to share cloud access across multiple sites.

The table on the right summarises the available services and bandwidths:

Connect Options

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