New software-driven connectivity simplifies user experience and helps business grow and scale in Spain, Italy and Sweden
London, UK 28th February 2023– Colt Technology Services, the digital infrastructure company, today announced new software-driven connectivity in three countries, expanding its longstanding collaboration with Equinix, Inc (Nasdaq: EQIX). Businesses now have access to Colt’s On Demand infrastructure interconnecting with Equinix Fabric™ in Spain, Italy and Sweden, as well as in the UK, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Singapore and Hong Kong. The extended collaboration between Colt and Equinix deepens their long running commitment to a global partner ecosystem and meets growing demand across key regions.
The Colt On Demand network interconnnects seamlessly and dynamically with Equinix Fabric across Europe and Asia, giving flexible last mile access to Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centres and in particular to Equinix Digital Services; offering businesses choice, diversity and visibility of their infrastructure to help them succeed in today’s global digital world. With Colt On Demand Interconnect, organisations can:
- Connect in near real-time to their own premises through the Colt On-Demand footprint of 31,000 on-net buildings interconnected through 11 regions to Platform Equinix®, offering end-to-end connectivity to Equinix data centres and Digital Services
- Quickly upscale their infrastructure to meet customer requirements
- Respond faster to rapidly changing market conditions
- Deliver complex digital transformation programmes, knowing they have a flexible, resilient consumption-based infrastructure as a foundation
- Accelerate and optimise their shift to the cloud, eliminating the need for on-premise hardware and supporting ESG initiatives
- Remove the need to manage multiple partners and connectivity contracts across multiple geographies, instead benefiting from access to secure, resilient end-to-end infrastructure and best-in-class after-sales support as part of a single global partner ecosystem
Colt is seeing a significant increase in the number of On Demand customers who self-provision their network services, with a high double digit revenue growth in 2022, and this trend is expected to continue into 2023 and beyond.
Mark Hollman, Vice President for Partner Development and Success at Colt said, “The network is the catalyst for transformation, for businesses looking to flex, digitalise and stay relevant, but managing this infrastructure can be incredibly complex – especially across multiple countries. Businesses are already facing headwinds in 2023, and the last thing they need is to be held back by lengthy contracts and inflexible services.” He continued, “In this latest evolution of our longstanding partnership with Equinix, we’ve invested in joint API development to deliver a simplified, automated and improved customer experience across Colt On Demand and Equinix Fabric platforms. We’re really excited to offer this in Spain, Italy and Sweden as well as the existing regions in Europe and Asia, driving extraordinary connections for our customers.”
Mark Anderson, Vice President, Global Technical Sales at Equinix said “Combining Colt’s global network with Equinix’s global digital footprint provides enterprises with complete dynamic digital solutions, addressing end-to-end requirements from architecting a global network backbone, to optimising the last-mile experience of users every day. Further expanding and automating this can only be a good thing, and a great opportunity for customers to take their connectivity to critical business partners to the next level.”
Colt is one of the few Network Service Providers on Equinix Fabric able to offer flexible On Demand connectivity and digital services at global scale plus last-mile connectivity to tens of thousands of on-net addresses via API or portal-based self-provisioning. Find out more about the Colt and Equinix partnership here: https://www.colt.net/why-colt/partners/equinix/
About Colt Technology Services
Colt Technology Services (Colt) is a global digital infrastructure company which creates extraordinary connections to help businesses succeed. Powered by amazing people and like-minded partners, Colt is driven by its purpose: to put the power of the digital universe in the hands of its customers, wherever, whenever and however they choose.
Since 1992, Colt has set itself apart through its deep commitment to its customers, growing from its heritage in the City of London to more than 60 offices around the world. The powerful Colt IQ Network connects 222 cities and 32 countries with more than 1000 data centres, 51 Metropolitan Area Networks and over 31,000 buildings across Europe, Asia and North America’s largest business hubs. Privately owned, Colt is one of the most financially sound companies in the sector.
Obsessed with delivering industry-leading customer experience, Colt is guided by its dedication to customer innovation, by its values and its responsibility to its customers, partners, people and planet.
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