AWS Direct Connect & Colt

Establish a fast and reliable dedicated network connection from your premises to your Amazon Cloud though AWS Direct Connect

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Secure and reliable connectivity to the Amazon Web Services Cloud

Reduce network costs, increase bandwidth throughout and provide a more consistent network experience by privately connecting your data-centre, office or co-location environment with our AWS direct connect service to Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud.

Colt is an AWS Advanced Technology Partner, we provide Ethernet connectivity services (with an option managed router add-on) to the Direct Connect private network access points and seamless integrations of AWS into our SD WAN and IP VPN network solution.

With our cloud connectivity solutions, customers can choose to connect to a single cloud provider (point-to-cloud), or to multiple cloud providers (point-to-multi-cloud). Our solutions also support cloud-to-cloud connectivity options.

Colt Dedicated Cloud Access service is also available On Demand to disrupt and transform the users experience. Thanks to SDN technology, our customers benefit from real-time ordering, provisioning and service flexing through a self-serving portal.

Why choose Colt as your connect to cloud partner?

  • Enhanced Security

    The traffic between any enterprise site and Direct connect access Point of Presence is routes entirely across the Colt network, so that customers can be assured that their mission critical traffic is safe in our hands

  • Better Resilience

    Colt's award-winning network services are provided with a high degree of resilience. Moreover, customers have a number of enhanced configuration options for Disaster Recovery and High Availability purposes.

  • Faster Performance

    Colt operates one of the lowest latency networks in Europe and Asia, so data is routed over the lowest-latency paths to the AWS cloud, to create the most seamless performance possible.

  • Predictable Experience

    Making your traffic independent of the internet means that your customers and your business users can enjoy consistent performance from your apps, without drops in performance that are out of your control

  • Award Winning Customer Service

    Our customer service is backed up by some of the best Net Promoter Scores in the industry. Colt is also your single partner, there is no need for multiple suppliers and various network contracts allowing you to have the best experience possible.

  • More Desirable TCO

    Dedicated Cloud Access provides you with direct access to your cloud applications with a flat monthly rental, alongside a much lower rate of charge for actual data traffic per GB with reserving a port at Azure ExpressRoute, resulting in better TCO.

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AWS Direct Connect & Colt Explained

  • The Colt cloud connectivity services include point-to-cloud and point-to-multi-cloud Ethernet cloud connectivity for customers who want to connect to a single customer site. Customers can also choose an optional ‘managed router’ add-on.

    For multi-site solutions, Colt SD WAN Multi-Cloud and Colt IP VPN enables direct, reliable and secure connectivity from branch sites towards cloud service providers. These solutions also support cloud-to-cloud connectivity.

    Colt supports both AWS Direct Connect service variants – hosted and dedicated port.

    – Hosted port supports sub 1Gbps connections through a shared NNI with AWS
    – Dedicated port supports bandwidth up to 10Gbps and is fully delivered on request with a cross connect to AWS that is dedicated to you

  • AWS separates access points (“PoP”) from the Data Centres (“regions”) in which the services are housed.

    Colt can provide direct fibre based connectivity into the majority of AWS PoPs in Europe, Asia Pacific and North America, which simplifies speeds provisioning, and provides optimum traffic routes for customers. Moreover, Colt addresses your business locations with connections into 212 cities globally. More than 29,000 direct fibre connected buildings and 900+ third party data centres. With Colt’s worldwide connectivity network, we ease the way to connect your network into the cloud.

  • Through Dedicated Cloud Access, Colt is providing AWS Direct Connect access to your cloud applications with a flat monthly rental for an unlimited volume of data.

    In parallel, you have to reserve a port at AWS and they will charge you the actual data traffic per GB with a much lower rate than for an Internet based connection.

    Hence with our cloud connectivity services, you can get both a better service and a better TCO!

  • – Easily manage your access bandwidth, connections and pricing on-demand with our easy to use customer portal

    – Colt is your single partner – there is no need for multiple suppliers and various network contracts

    – Our service level agreement provides targets for service delivery, availability and time to settle payments – all supported by competitive guarantees.

    – Our award-winning customer service is backed up by some of the best Net Promoter Scores in the industry

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