Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute & Colt

Establish a fast and reliable dedicated network connection from your premises to your Microsoft cloud through Azure Expressroute

Secure and reliable connectivity to Microsoft Azure 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 direct connect service to Microsoft Azure or M365 Clouds.

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

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.

Why choose Colt as your connect to cloud partner?

  • Enhanced Security

    The traffic between any enterprise site and ExpressRoute access Point of Presence is routed 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 Microsoft 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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Azure ExpressRoute & Colt Explained

  • 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 enable direct, reliable and secure connectivity from branch sites towards cloud service providers. These solutions also support cloud-to-cloud connectivity.

    Azure ExpressRoute services are always made up of two parallel circuit paths. Once you have put in place an ExpressRoute connection, you will be able to consume Azure cloud services and Office 365 applications across secure and reliable network connections.

    Colt supports both Microsoft ExpressRoute and Microsoft ExpressRoute Direct.

  • Azure 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 Azure 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 direct 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 Azure ExpressRoute 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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