Cloud Prioritisation

Colt IP Access with Cloud Prioritisation: B2B Internet connectivity optimised for Microsoft SaaS applications

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The key to Microsoft SaaS application performance

Colt Cloud Prioritisation combines the benefits of optimised routing and direct peering infrastructure with traffic prioritisation between customer router and provider edge router. Customers can reach Microsoft Teams, Office 365, Azure, Windows Virtual Desktop, or any other Microsoft SaaS application with a consistent and SLA-backed user experience.

It is one of the first services of its kind to launch at scale in Europe and Asia and works best in conjunction with the new Microsoft Azure Peering Service.

Explore benefits of IP Access with Cloud Prioritisation

A fast, reliable transfer to and from the Office 365 file store via our Colt IP Access service makes a big difference.

Richard Andrews IT Manager, AMR International

Why choose Colt IP Access with Cloud Prioritisation?

  • Local network

    Available to over 32,000+ Enterprise buildings and 1100+ Datacenters on Colt’s fibre + 3rd party last mile, ensuring network supplier simplicity.

  • Global peering

    Extensive direct Colt-to-Microsoft local peering in 26 public exchanges +7 private peering points in Europe and Asia.

  • Consistent performance

    Maximum network delay of 30ms to the next Microsoft Peering Point, guaranteed in our SLA.

  • Enterprise speeds

    Guaranteed access bandwidth and speeds up to 100Gbps.

  • On Demand enabled

    As part of On Demand, you can provision bandwidth in minutes, with contracts starting from as little as one hour.

  • Carry on as usual

    For low and medium transfer volumes, there is no need for a dedicated circuit – just use your BAU internet access.

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IP Access with Cloud Prioritisation explained

  • Cloud Prioritisation customers can decide how much of their Internet bandwidth is dynamically reserved for Microsoft. This will work for both incoming and outgoing traffic. Colt has a unique direct interconnection infrastructure with Microsoft in 21 locations across Europe and Asia.

    This dense network of interconnections will make sure that the traffic gets to its destination quickly and without unnecessary intermediate stations.

  • Cloud Prioritisation is a feature of Colt IP Access and can be ordered by all new and existing customers.

    Colt’s IP Access Services Portfolio delivers premium business class Internet access that provides enterprises with the reliable, high performance service they need.

    To find out more about Colt IP Access, visit the page here

  • For high data transfer rates, standard internet bandwidth can be expensive, often due to the billing mechanism of most CSPs (charging internet traffic per byte in/out – egress costs etc. As you not running a dedicated line, internet performance may vary, alongside exposing your business to dangers such as DDoS attacks.

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