IBM Direct Link & Colt

Establish a fast and reliable dedicated network connection from your premises to your IBM Cloud through our Direct Link service

Secure and reliable connectivity to IBM Cloud

With our cloud connectivity services, you get more choice than with just standard cloud connect: from a wide range of bandwidths, to several resilience and diversity options.

Under our Direct Connect service, we can provide secure and reliable private network connectivity between enterprise data centres or office locations to IBM Cloud. Colt is a trusted connectivity partner with IBM Cloud, and we work together to ensure that your IBM Cloud Direct Link solution will be delivered in sync with IBM Cloud, so that you can enjoy your connection from the very first minute.

Get advice and help setting up the best, and most efficient, cloud network for your business with our dedicated, knowledgeable customer support team, with our 24/7 multilingual support facility which supports our service SLA. Our proposition is recognised every year by the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) as industry-leading.

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 IBM 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.

  • Hybrid Cloud Solutions

    Through the use of Colt’s Dedicated Cloud Access (DCA) offering powered by The Colt IQ Network, Colt will be able to give customers a hybrid cloud networking experience that provides increased resilience, low latency and access to their core applications securely.

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IBM Direct Link & 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.

    – Colt supports both IBM Cloud Direct Link and IBM Cloud Direct Link Dedicated.

    – IBM Cloud Direct Link supports up to 5Gbps connections through a shared NNI with IBM.

    IBM Cloud Direct Link Dedicated port supports up to 10Gbps bandwidth services and is fully delivered on request with a cross connect to IBM that is dedicated to you.

  • Colt can provide direct fibre based connectivity into the majority of IBM Cloud Direct Link 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 over 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.

  • – 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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