CIMD chooses Colt to guide express migration of contingency centre

Faced with the challenge of migrating its contingency data centre in a short period of time, CIMD opted for Equinix’s colocation hosting solution, offered through Colt. It became the first customer in Southern Europe to use this joint service, which allowed minimal interruption of operations and guaranteed the continuity of synchronous information backup. Jesús Mayo,…

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The ultimate guide to SD-WAN

Home Networking Page 2 | 15 min read What is SD-WAN? SD-WAN is a networking technology that enables you to manage & optimise the connectivity of multiple sites across different network transport services, such across the public internet, MPLS or LTE. Now, next-generation SD-WAN is here, and it uses the cloud to its fullest potential.

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AI everywhere at Gartner Symposium 2023

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Last week Colt was a sponsor, exhibitor and speaker at the 2023 Garter Symposium in Barcelona, Europe’s biggest gathering of CIOs and senior IT and tech leaders. The theme of the week was artificial intelligence (AI), reaching from the opening keynote, Colt’s own conference session and almost everything in between. It felt like every session…

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Colt completes $1.8bn acquisition of Lumen EMEA

Home Networking Page 2 Colt completes $1.8bn acquisition of Lumen EMEA The transaction has successfully closed, marking new era for Colt and optimism for telecoms industry London, November 2nd 2023  Colt Technology Services (Colt), the digital infrastructure company, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Lumen EMEA for $1.8bn. The closure of the transaction…

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Preparing for the modern workplace: Insights from experts

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Olivia McDonald, Cloud Voice Product Operations Lead at Colt, hosted a webinar discussing the modern workplace and the role of cloud voice in shaping the future of work. Olivia was joined by Oliver Lifely, Partner Account Manager at Luware; Andy Macdonald, UK & Ireland Country Manager at Audiocodes; and from Colt, Tim Cook, Director Sales…

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Unleashing possibility at the Gartner IT Symposium 2023

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By Mirko Voltolini, Vice President of Strategy & Innovation   The Gartner IT Symposium is one of Europe’s biggest gatherings of CIOs and IT executives, and I have the pleasure of joining the team representing Colt at this year’s event. The event boasts thousands of attendees who come together to discuss the future of technology…

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What is Hub & Spoke?

Ethernet Hub and Spoke is a ‘one to many’ architecture that offers a cost-effective solution to connect multiple services/locations (spokes) to a central site through a single, aggregated interface. Carrier ethernet services reduce complexity and are space efficient at the Hub site. A point-to-point network connects directly to a set of locations without interrupting services…

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What is high bandwidth?

Bandwidth, typically measured in bits, kilobits, or megabits per second, is the rate at which data flows over the network. This is a measure of throughput (amount per second) rather than speed (distance traveled per second). A high bandwidth network generally can deliver more information than a low bandwidth network given the same amount of…

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What is Ethernet?

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Colt’s ethernet services create wide area/metropolitan area networks with LAN interface. Ethernet is the traditional technology for connecting devices in a wired local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN). It enables devices to communicate with one another via a protocol (a shared network language). Ethernet describes how network devices format and transmit data…

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What are APIs?

APIs are mechanisms that enable two software components to communicate with one another, by using a set of definitions and protocols, essentially creating a common ‘language’. There are four ways that APIs can work depending on when or why they are created. These are SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol), RPC (Remote Procedure Calls), Websocket &…

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