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Colt wins “Innovation in a Medium Data Centre” award at the DCD awards 2012

14 Dec 2012

It’s one thing to develop a product from scratch that you know can transform the business of data centres, but it’s another dimension to be recognised in the industry for it.

Can both microwave and fibre turn up the heat on HFT?

30 Nov 2012

With trading speeds of up to 40% faster, microwave technology looks set to be an important tool for high frequency traders in search of a competitive advantage, but it won’t lead to a wholesale technology change across the industry. There…

Wholesale IP VPN – What makes Colt unique?

29 Nov 2012

Of the many challenges facing today’s regional VPN providers, cross-territory WAN management is one of the most compelling. For many small providers their network reach is limited. As virtualisation, centralisation and multiple device access all become sought-after and viable options…

Software-defined networking — the journey starts now

28 Nov 2012

At this year’s Gartner symposium in Barcelona, everyone was talking about software-defined networking (SDN) and how it promises to revolutionise the way IT works. Virtualisation and cloud technology have already transformed the way we provision compute and storage. But what…

Jefferies Data Centre Tour

27 Nov 2012

On 27 November 2012 Colt played host to a number of analysts and investors at our Welwyn data centre site associated with a wider tour of multiple sites organised by broker Jefferies. In addition to the tour the participants were…

Can your business continuity team prepare for an event like Hurricane Sandy?

26 Nov 2012

The Olympics, Hurricane Sandy and even the continued unrest in the Middle East have kept business continuity and disaster recovery planning at the top of the business agenda this year.

Trading in Asia – How to Capitalise on the “Un-tapped” Market

21 Nov 2012

When trying to escape the fierce competition of the European and US markets, while also searching for opportunities to tap into new liquidity pools and increase revenues, HFT firms are increasingly looking to Asia – the so-called “untapped” market. KVH,…

Colt security expert recognised with award in honour of Ron Knode

19 Nov 2012

Last week one of Colt’s security experts received the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Ron Knode Service Award. The award recognises excellence in volunteerism and was created in memory of Ron Knode’s valuable contributions towards fulfilling the CSA’s mission of promoting…

You want flex? You got flex!

14 Nov 2012

I’d like to say the days of taking the old crystal ball approach to planning data centre capacity is long gone, but what choice is there? You know you need data centre capacity, you’re building it on your own site,…

What do we want? Future-proofing! When do we want it? Now!

08 Nov 2012

Data centre forecasting is not for the faint hearted. Let’s say a company decides to increase its data centre capacity. Generally you have a lot of different inputs into the decision making process; IT, facilities, Data centre operations, procurement, CIO,…

Taking on the Nexus Of Forces at Gartner Symposium ITxpo in Barcelona, 5-8 November

01 Nov 2012

Next week Colt will be a Silver Sponsor at the Gartner Symposium ITxpo in Barcelona – a gathering of over 4,000 CIOs and analysts. Why? Because we absolutely agree with Gartner’s key theme for the event.

The Tech Industry Channel Is Cloud-Confused; Colt Technology Services Is Well Into It

29 Oct 2012

There continues to be a cacophony of marketing noise from technology vendors about their cloud strategies; while the announcements sometimes include messaging for their channel, many partners are still unsure of their future role in the industry. Nearly two years…

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