Colt to support connectivity backbone for i-TEC Cloud Connect

Providing an AWS dedicated connection service by ITEC Hankyu Hanshin.

Tokyo, Japan, 19 January 2021
Colt Technology Services today announced that it provides connectivity to i-TEC Cloud Connect, a new service from ITEC Hankyu Hanshin Co., Ltd. (ITEC).

ITEC provides a variety of solutions, including cloud design, implementation, and operations. In September 2020, ITEC obtained “Service Delivery Program” certified partner qualification, becoming the first partner in the Kansai region to support AWS Direct Connect. It also launched “i-TEC Cloud Connect”, an AWS dedicated connection service backed by Colt’s Ethernet VPN. As it looks ahead to the future where demand in the cloud market is expected to grow further, ITEC required a flexible and scalable network that connects to various environments.

Hiroyuki Oku, Manager at Computer System Department said, “It is essential to ensure business continuity for i-TEC Cloud Connect customers. Colt’s IQ Network is both high quality and stable, perfectly satisfying our requirements for a connectivity backbone. We also appreciate Colt’s prompt and friendly support, including for technical aspects.”

Colt’s Ethernet VPN is a wide-area Ethernet service that enables organisations to create advanced multipoint, ‘any-to-any’, global networks that interconnect business locations in a flexible and scalable manner. It enables customers with distributed organisational structures to connect each location in an any-to-any logical topology.

“Every year, the demand for public cloud utilisation and hybrid cloud computing is increasing. We expect to receive more inquiries in the future. Since it’s not necessary to build new lines when adding users, Colt Ethernet VPN also generates cost savings for us.” Mr. Oku added.

The major advantages of utilising Ethernet VPN for any additional global locations that it is quick to deploy, which quickly generates cost efficiencies. Once customers have a VPN network in place, additional locations can be added within a rapid 10 business day delivery window. (*1) Additionally, the bandwidth can be extended up to 40Gbps, enabling the creation of ultra high bandwidth Enterprise networks. Multi-Class of Service (CoS) options that cater to the demands of diverse business applications are also available.

ITEC is planning to further expand the provisioning of i-TEC Cloud Connect by adding various public clouds such as AWS and Azure. Mr. Oku said, “Demand for public clouds and implementing hybrid clouds is accelerating in all markets. Under these circumstances, the existence of i-TEC Cloud Connect is encouraging those customers who require security and quality to utilise the cloud. In order to develop services that meet the various needs of our customers, we look forward to continuing to work with Colt to acquire and maintain a high-quality and flexible network.”

(*1)10-day delivery is only available at select data centres.

About ITEC Hankyu Hanshin Co., Ltd.
ITEC Hankyu Hanshin offers a variety of solutions, including cloud design, installation, and operation. Utilizing our knowledge and experience cultivated through experience in system development and service provision in a wide variety of business areas, we will support everyone’s further use of the cloud.

About Colt
Colt strives to transform the way the world works through the power of connectivity. The Colt IQ Network connects 900+ data centres across Europe, Asia and North America’s largest business hubs, with over 29,000 on net buildings and growing.

Colt understands business connectivity requirements and provides high performance and high bandwidth solutions to enable customers’ success, with Colt’s vision centred on being the most customer oriented business in the industry. 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 its industry and able to provide the best customer experience at a competitive price. For more information, please visit

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