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Why IT will never be the same again

There are major changes underway in the delivery and consumption of IT services that will impact everybody in their personal and business lives. While the effects are being felt already in the design of new devices, software development, data centre design, IT and network provision – there are three underlying trends that will carry these…

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Real-time IT management from the Cloud – ThinkGrid’s Channel Advantage

As more organisations move to provision their IT externally, companies are turning to the channel to provide them with advanced solutions that are smart, flexible and cost-effective. The idea of a customer being able to turn-on IT at a switch, as a utility, is one that is getting closer to being a reality every day.

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Colt leadership in Ethernet Services confirmed at MEF EMEA Awards

London, 20th September 2012 Colt Technology Services has received four MEF awards presented at Carrier Ethernet World Congress in Barcelona in the categories: Best Carrier Ethernet Business Application – both Online Business and Professional Services Business verticals, Best Marketing and the overall Regional Service Provider of the Year. The awards were judged by a panel…

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Big Data is getting bigger and bigger

Every day we are bombarded by companies and media telling us that Big Data is the next big thing. But in truth Big Data, or the large quantities of information we collect on a daily basis, is already impacting our lives by changing the way we make decisions about buying goods and services. Ever buy…

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Colt leads with 2nd Management & Operations (M&O) Stamp of Approval from the Uptime Institute for data centre facility

London, UK, 17th September 2012Colt, Europe’s information delivery platform, has been awarded the Uptime Institute’s Management & Operations (M&O) Stamp of Approval for its London 2 data centre facility. Colt now operates 2 UK facilities that have achieved this award and remains the only data centre provider in the UK with this Stamp of Approval.

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Colt’s managed broadcast network sparks great interest at IBC

The International Broadcasting Conference is always a busy affair attended by companies from all over the world, covering every aspect of broadcasting today. With the industry in flux over increased customer demand for HD and 3D, new ways of interactivity and 24/7 content provision there was plenty of lively conversation and debate.

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Emerging Markets create new opportunities at Wholesale World Congress

Once again Colt will be making its way to Madrid this week for the annual Wholesale World Congress (WWC) meeting. For those of us who work in Voice this is a vital opportunity to meet new partners and clients, exploring new methods of working and getting to know each other better. With such an industry…

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Colt creates access to global content for European broadcasters with one of the world’s largest managed fibre networks for the broadcast sector

London, 7 September 2012Colt Technology Services today announced the availability of one of the world’s largest managed fibre networks for the broadcast sector based upon the combined services of Colt and Hibernia Media. This superior broadcast-quality fibre network means that Colt is now a single source provider of a wide range of lucrative sporting, news…

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Tier III Design Certification for Modular Data Centre brings great benefits

Yesterday, Colt Data Centre Services were delighted to share the news that we’ve been awarded the Uptime Institute’s Tier III Certification of Design Documents for two of our halls in our London 3 facility. This is great news not only for us, but for our customers as well. Certification is an independent assessment of our…

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Uptime Institute awards Colt with Tier III Design Certification for Modular Data Centre

Colt has been awarded the Uptime Institute’s Tier III Certification of Design Documents for two halls inside its London 3 facility.

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The real meaning of outages; coming full circle on resilient cloud

Colt is always keen to support discussion on key issues affecting customers and service providers. In a recent research piece on www.451research.com, Carl Brooks from 451 Research addressed the issue of service outages and its impact on this new IT-as-a-service world. We felt it was so well argued and balanced that it needed a wider…

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Future Proofing the Financial Sector

The news that EU regulators plan to implement a Volcker Rule style regulation has been met with understandable resistance. Banks across Europe are arguing that any rule which aims to curb proprietary trading, specifically those trades facilitated by customer deposits, would impact on market liquidity and ultimately curtail GDP growth.

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