Matthias Hain

Matthias Hain is the Director of Data Services for Colt Communication Services.

Meeting the bandwidth challenge between data centres

24 Jun 2015

With over 20 years of experience in designing, integrating and managing mission-critical enterprise networking solutions, Colt appreciates that no two organisations’ requirements or objectives are the same.  Colt’s Fibre Infrastructure Services portfolio is designed to address the varying needs of…

Winning six Awards at MEF Gen14

20 Nov 2014

Metro Ethernet Forum were hosting their MEF Gen14 conference in Washington DC 17th to 20th November 2014. I had the chance to represent Colt at the Industry Perspectives panel discussions talking about Network-enabled Cloud Services, and our team joined the…

Cloud service providers turn to carrier Ethernet to cope with data explosion

18 Nov 2014

The term ‘big data’ emerged as somewhat of a buzzword a few years ago, with industry experts sharing their visions for how the data explosion would transform the way businesses engage with their customers, develop products and drive more revenues.

Data networking becomes more cloud-like

06 May 2014

Although there has been significant hype surrounding network functions virtualisation (NFV) and software defined networking (SDN), it is clear that there is real substance to the technologies. As these, along with other new approaches, are rolled out there will be…

Network as a Service – Flexibility as Standard

12 Mar 2013

In the last year, Network as a Service (NaaS) has emerged as an increasingly interesting approach for enterprise business. Essentially the NaaS model disrupts the traditional approaches to business connectivity, which offers fixed settings for bandwidth, routing and service characteristics.

Service level agreements in a SME setting

07 Feb 2013

Service Level Agreements are by no means a new concept. Rather the importance of them has increased through the increased outsourcing of IT services and this is especially true in the SME sector where budgets remain tight. At Colt we…

Wholesale IP VPN – What makes Colt unique?

29 Nov 2012

Of the many challenges facing today’s regional VPN providers, cross-territory WAN management is one of the most compelling. For many small providers their network reach is limited. As virtualisation, centralisation and multiple device access all become sought-after and viable options…