Colt launches new cloud-based storage solution for resellers


London, 16 May, 2013

Colt, the leading information delivery platform, today announced, across Europe, the launch of Colt Cloud Storage for resellers, a new easy-to-deploy cloud-based storage solution. The new service provides Colt resellers with the ability to offer customers scalable storage, with no upfront investments. Colt Cloud Storage enables customers in any European country to store and access their data from Colt data centres in the UK, France, Spain and Germany. It offers the flexibility of adjusting storage needs as business requirements change, removing the need for upfront capital outlay on storage hardware. With a choice of plans, each with their own SLA, customers can be confident about storing their data locally and can specify the level of security required.

The service is available to order across Europe now from Colt’s go-to-market partners Arrow Electronics Inc. (through its cloud service portal ArrowSphere) and Avnet Technology Solutions. Resellers can order the new service from these distributors, and will receive an online user experience which allows them to self-manage their applications and consumption once they are provisioned. Colt Cloud Storage also gives resellers the option to provide and manage their own applications and data management services for their customers, backed by reliable cloud-based storage, allowing them to maximise the additional value they can offer to mid-sized companies, while guaranteeing a profitable and dependable solution.

Based on EMC Atmos technology, the Colt Cloud Storage service for resellers supports a wide range of applications from a variety of different technology vendors, including Symantec, EMC and Iomega.

“The launch of our new solution represents a further move into the fast-growing cloud infrastructure market for Colt, and builds on our position and expertise as one of the most extensive cloud services providers in Europe,” said Gary Moore, Distribution Director, Colt. “When it comes to accessing stored data, reliable network connectivity is vital. Our wholly-owned long distance pan-European network and data centre estate offers unrivalled levels of security, reliability and reach across Europe which means that resellers and customers of Colt Cloud Storage can be confident in the quality of the services they will receive, backed by strict SLAs.”

For more information about Colt Cloud Storage, please visit here.

About Colt

Colt is the information delivery platform, enabling its customers to deliver, share, process and store their vital business information. An established leader in delivering integrated computing and network services to major organisations, midsized businesses and wholesale customers, Colt operates a 22-country, 43,000km network that includes metropolitan area networks in 39 major European cities with direct fibre connections into 19,000 buildings and 20 carrier neutral Colt data centres.

In 2010, the Colt Data Centre Services business was launched to deliver innovative high quality data centre solutions at a Colt or customer site. Our Innovative data centres are rapid to deploy, flexible and highly efficient.

In addition to its direct sales capability, Colt has four indirect channels to market; Agent, Franchise, Distributor and Wholesale which includes Carriers, Service Providers, VARs and Voice Resellers.

Colt is listed on the London Stock Exchange (COLT).

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