Underpins digital transformation and cloud optimisation for enterprises globally
London, UK, 28 April 2022 – Enterprise customers can now benefit from access to a new simple, scalable, and more secure WAN solution to help drive digital transformation and cloud optimisation as a result of a partnership between agile, high bandwidth connectivity solutions provider Colt Technology Services and VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), a leading innovator in enterprise software.
VMware is joining Colt’s Partner Hub ecosystem and the two will bring a new managed SD WAN solution to the global market by combining VMware’s industry-leading SD WAN solution with high performance connectivity and best-in-class customer service from Colt.
Enterprise customers can benefit from an improved user experience, anywhere, with the WAN solution that delivers hybrid, multi-cloud, and SaaS functionality on a high bandwidth, low latency network across a global footprint. This allows organisations worldwide to harness the power of the cloud and optimise their networks.
This announcement complements Colt’s current SD WAN propositions – which have seen high, double-digit growth YoY – and broadens the addressable market while offering enterprises a greater choice of SD WAN solutions to help drive digital transformation through unexpected change.
Peter Coppens, Colt’s VP, Product, said: “The past few years have shown us that SD WAN is a true enabler for the way enterprises do business and provides an enhanced, seamless user experience, regardless of location, device or application. Colt was an early adopter of true SD WAN services and has continued to invest in the technology over the past few years. The strength of our global network with VMware’s deep expertise can expand WAN service options for enterprises across the world.”
Craig Connors, vice president and general manager, VMware’s SASE business, said, “Employees are working from everywhere and IT leaders are investing in cloud-first technologies, like SD WAN, to deliver networking and security services seamlessly. VMware and Colt are trusted technology partners to enterprises worldwide and we look forward to working with Colt to bring our industry-leading SD WAN technology to their customers.”
Recognised as a Visionary in the Gartner 2022 Magic Quadrant for Network Services, Colt also received Frost & Sullivan’s 2021 European Customer Value Leadership Award. The company has industry-leading Net Promotor Scores (NPS), reflecting Colt employees’ high motivation.
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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 https://colt.net.
Nola Pocock – VP Global Communications