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Strengthening the opportunity for SMEs and Cloud

It’s with great pleasure that Colt has announced the acquisition of the Cloud platform provider ThinkGrid. This venture will allow Colt to offer an entirely new level of cloud-based services through our indirect sales channels while also giving ThinkGrid’s partners and customers access to Colt’s large infrastructure of twenty data centres and high-speed network.

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Deployment of a new Modular Data Centre in Paris

Colt recently deployed a new 1,000 m2 modular data centre space at our flagship site south of Paris to meet increasing data storage demand in France. Weighing a combined 550 tonnes, the modules were pre-fabricated in the UK and shipped a thousand kilometres to their final destination, where they were assembled on site.

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BYOD in practice

My colleagues and I recently attended the CIO summit in Kilkenny where we spent 2 days with over 60 CIOs from enterprises across Europe.

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Colt launches flexible pricing packages for business customers making fixed line calls across Europe

Colt Voice Freedom offers cost savings over traditional flat fee fixed voice pricing

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Make the most of voice communication systems, lower costs and improve quality

The demand for growth amidst the current economic climate across Europe has called for cost efficiencies and streamlining within all aspects of the business portfolio. A vital blood-stream to the modern organisation competing successfully in this rapidly evolving economic landscape is a high-quality voice communication system which customer service teams and internal collaboration efforts rely…

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Our journey towards Network Programmability

Luke Broome, Colt’s CTO, recently said “Investing into network programmability is an important step towards delivering integrated network and compute services and helps keep Colt at the forefront of innovation. This evolving model brings the network closer to the applications and will enable our customers to flex and consume their managed IT and network services…

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Finally, evidence that high speed trading makes markets stronger

Since 2010’s infamous “flash crash”, High Frequency Trading (HFT) has been under the continuous gaze of the financial services regulatory authorities. HFT’s ability to enable large numbers of high speed trades made it the prime suspect when the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 1,000 points in a matter of minutes, before quickly recovering. According to…

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Colt deepens its European presence in Spain

Colt has announced the expansion and enhancement of its network infrastructure in Spain.

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Are we hiding behind data protection? Is it the new health and safety?

Recently at the Tier1 Research Hosting and Cloud Transformation Summit in London, I sat on a panel discussing the EU legal and compliance landscape with the CTO EMEA of Microsoft, Stephen McGibbon, Digital Realty Trust VP Adam Levine, Hogan Lovells’ Partner, Conor Ward and Tier1’s Daniel Beazer.

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Hybrid Cloud and the Channel

During the recent VMware Forum event in Manchester, I was lucky enough to be invited to contribute a keynote speech on Hybrid Cloud and more specifically, how it relates to the channel. You can view the presentation that I gave below, but I would like to explore here some of the themes I touch on…

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New low latency route from Colt puts Ireland at the heart of Europe’s network infrastructure

Colt’s new high capacity network route from Dublin to London is fully operational, providing the lowest available latency, improved resilience and lower costs. network, capacity, Dublin, London, investment, low latency, connectivity, resilience, ICT sector

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Operational excellence in a modular data centre

Demand for data storage is growing at a tremendous rate in European markets such as France, where Colt recently made an additional 1,000 m2 of modular data centre space available at its flagship site South of Paris.

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