Colt Announces Access to Oracle Cloud Services in Paris via FastConnect

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To help facilitate the on-going cloud migrations of enterprises globally, Colt continues to provide high bandwidth, on-demand connectivity to Oracle Cloud

Paris, France – September 29, 2022Colt Technology Services, a leading provider of agile, high bandwidth connectivity solutions and a current member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced it is offering connectivity services to the Oracle Cloud Paris Region via Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) FastConnect. The addition of the Oracle Cloud Paris Region builds on Colt’s connection to Oracle Cloud Marseille Region and offers enterprise customers data centre resiliency and diversity, which are critical in supporting businesses that are hosting their critical data in the cloud.

It also helps enterprises in France to take advantage of on-demand, high-speed, secure connectivity from their on-premise sites to Oracle Cloud in Marseille. Colt’s own fibre network in France is made up of three Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs) in Paris, Lyon and Marseille, which spans to over 4,100 connected enterprise buildings and 103 connected data centres; delivering a  cloud optimised infrastructure.

Colt’s offering, coupled with Oracle’s FastConnect service, helps create a high performing, end-to-end, connectivity experience for enterprises in Paris to connect to Oracle Cloud; delivering a more secure, reliable, agile and lower latency networking experience versus public internet-based connections.

This represents the latest expansion of the work between Colt and Oracle, with Colt launching both hosted and dedicated port options via its Dedicated Cloud Access and On Demand portfolios to the Oracle Cloud Regions, including in London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Osaka, Zurich, Milan, Stockholm, Madrid and Marseille.

Colt On Demand for OCI enables customers to self-provision secure, high bandwidth connectivity to Oracle Cloud regions in a matter of minutes, and helps enable them to dynamically scale bandwidth up or down in near-real-time. Colt On Demand for OCI is controlled by an online customer portal and purchased through a flexible, pay as you use commercial model.

With OCI, customers benefit from improved security, consistent high performance, simple predictable pricing, and the tools and expertise needed that may help enable enterprises to bring workloads to the cloud quickly and efficiently.

Jaya Deshmukh, Executive Vice President – Strategy and Transformation at Colt, said: “The past years have shown us, more than any others, not only the importance of agile, on-demand, high bandwidth network infrastructure, but also the wider technological ecosystem that had to rapidly come together as the world changed. The fast-evolving landscape required us to become more flexible and bring transformative networking solutions to our customers faster than ever. Our growing relationship with Oracle is one we’re extremely proud of, as it has seen our businesses facilitate numerous cloud transformations, which have allowed enterprises to continue to evolve in a new era of great uncertainty.”

“By adding this second Oracle FastConnect connection in France, Oracle and Colt will continue to support the growing needs of enterprises in this critical region,” Deshmukh added.

OCI’s extensive network of more than 70 FastConnect global and regional partners offer customers dedicated connectivity to Oracle Cloud regions and OCI services – providing customers with arguably one of the best options anywhere in the world.

Specifically architected to help meet the needs of the enterprise, Oracle Cloud is a next-generation cloud that delivers powerful compute and networking performance and a comprehensive portfolio of infrastructure and platform cloud services from application development and business analytics to data management, integration, security, artificial intelligence (AI), and blockchain. With unique architecture and capabilities, Oracle Cloud delivers unmatched security, performance, and cost savings. Oracle Cloud is the only cloud built to run Oracle Autonomous Database, the industry’s first and only self-driving database.

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 1000 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 Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI)

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is an enterprise Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform. Companies of all sizes rely on Oracle Cloud to run enterprise and cloud native applications with mission-critical performance and core-to-edge security. By running both traditional and new workloads on a comprehensive cloud that includes compute, storage, networking, database, and containers, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure can dramatically increase operational efficiency and lower total cost of ownership. For more information, visit


About Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) is Oracle’s partner program designed to help enable partners to accelerate the transition to cloud and drive superior customer business outcomes. The OPN program allows partners to engage with Oracle through track(s) aligned to how they go to market: Cloud Build for partners that provide products or services built on or integrated with Oracle Cloud; Cloud Sell for partners that resell Oracle Cloud technology; Cloud Service for partners that implement, deploy and manage Oracle Cloud Services; and License & Hardware for partners that build, service or sell Oracle software licenses or hardware products. Customers can help expedite their business objectives with OPN partners who have achieved Expertise in a product family or cloud service.  To learn more visit:


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Anne Amlot – Head of PR

Colt Technology Services

+447899 950730

Colt Technology Services

29 September 2022

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