Colt and NorthC Datacenters partner to provide connectivity solutions globally

Through this partnership, customers of Colt and NorthC Datacenters (NorthC) can directly connect their infrastructure to both the expansive Colt IQ Network and NorthC’s footprint.

 Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 8 June 2021Colt Technology Services has announced a partnership with NorthC, the largest independent regional data centre provider in the Netherlands. Through this partnership, customers can now benefit from direct access to 100+ Gbps optimised connectivity and the complete Colt portfolio, including SDN based services like Colt’s On Demand services.

This partnership also supports NorthC’s customers directly connecting their infrastructure to the network from NorthC’s ten data centres in The Netherlands , offering flexible and fast connectivity for enterprises to many leading cloud providers to support their hybrid and multi-cloud environments. Enterprises can run their operations in the NorthC data centres and benefit from connectivity to Colt’s IQ Network.

Colt continues to invest in its Colt IQ Network, further densifying its offering globally, which spans more than 29,000 on net buildings and over 900 data centres. By adding NorthC’s existing connections, enterprises both locally and globally will further accelerate their ongoing digital transformations.

Keri Gilder, Chief Executive Officer, at Colt said: “We are delighted to work with NorthC to bring the cloud to enterprises across the world, facilitating agile, on-demand, high bandwidth connectivity and adding diverse, resilient routes in this crucial market. Colt strives to take what’s always been in our DNA to create an environment of constant transformation that puts enterprises in the best possible position to tackle today’s business challenges, and this partnership is a continuation of that drive.”

Alexandra Schless, Chief Executive Officer, at NorthC said: “Our partnership with Colt is significant for NorthC and our customers, allowing us to further support the digital transformation of businesses in today’s increasingly fast-paced digital economy. We believe in building long-term relationships, and we value those partners who enrich our ecosystem to meet the market needs today and in the future. We are delighted to be partnering with the Colt team and look forward to a successful relationship.”

The Netherland’s is one of the fastest-growing business ecosystems in Europe. The expansion in this region is part of Colt’s wider growth strategy, aiming to help customers across Europe, Asia and North America through agile and on-demand, high bandwidth solutions. In 2020, Colt completed the investment and deployment of its Colt IQ Network between Rotterdam and The Hague, expanding its optical and packet infrastructure into the existing Colt nodes and connected key data centres in these cities.

About Colt

Colt strives to transform the way the world works through the power of connectivity, taking what’s always been in its DNA to enable customers’ success. The Colt IQ Network connects more than 900+ data centres and over 29,000 on net buildings across Europe, Asia and North America’s largest business hubs. Colt understands today’s shifting connectivity requirements and provides agile, on-demand and secure high bandwidth networking and voice solutions to ensure enterprises can thrive.

Customers include data-intensive organisations spanning over 210 cities in more than 30 countries. Colt is a recognised innovator and pioneer in Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Function Virtualisation (NFV). Privately owned, Colt is one of the most financially sound companies in the sector, and because of this, it’s able to put its customers’ needs at its core. For more information, please visit

About NorthC Datacenters

With ten data centers, NorthC is the largest regional data center provider in the Netherlands, serving both large enterprises and public sector organizations as well as cloud and IT providers and small business. NorthC distinguishes itself with a strong local presence in several Dutch regions, high quality services and customized offerings for connectivity and hybrid cloud solutions. Close collaboration with regional IT partners allows NorthC to offer complete solutions to support customers in their digital transformation. Combined, the ten data center locations have a floor surface of almost 60,000 m2 and an power capacity of 44 megawatt. For more information, please visit

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