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What Colt’s new Netherlands 3 data centre and flex technology means for SMEs?

08 Feb 2013

We recently celebrated the opening of our 20th data centre in The Netherlands. Our Netherlands 3 facility is strategically located between four major European cities and boasts on being the latest of our facilities to house the new Colt ftec…

Service level agreements in a SME setting

07 Feb 2013

Service Level Agreements are by no means a new concept. Rather the importance of them has increased through the increased outsourcing of IT services and this is especially true in the SME sector where budgets remain tight. At Colt we…

Colt recognised by VMware with EMEA Cloud Infrastructure as a Service Competency Partner of the Year award

29 Jan 2013

On Friday we received the great news that Colt was recognised with the VMware Cloud Infrastructure as a Service Competency Partner of the Year award for the EMEA region. We’ve also qualified as one of three finalists for the Global…

Colt wins VMware Service Provider Programme partner of the year for UK & Ireland

23 Jan 2013

It’s a great start to the year for Colt. Last week my colleagues Jon Bennett and Gideon Wilkins accepted the VMware Service Provider Programme partner of the year 2012 award for UK & Ireland on behalf of Colt.

Considering Colocation

22 Jan 2013

As the need to drive down costs within business gets ever greater, many organisations of all sizes are considering their spend on IT. One of the greater costs associated with IT is the need to rely on an internally maintained…

IP Guardian – Preventing a DDOS attack

20 Jan 2013

With many SMEs now relying on the internet for business, the uptime of their website and applications becomes of paramount importance. Unfortunately there may be people who intend to do harm to your business or target your website for their…

The Technology and SME outlook for 2013

15 Jan 2013

Colt understands that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are facing a number of future challenges. If you believe the recent predictions IDC have made about the future of the channel market in 2013, then SMEs will be the major driving…

From the inside out – The new Colt Engage blog

04 Jan 2013

Welcome to the new Colt Engage blog, your source of information for anything relating to technology for small and medium-sized enterprises! If you want to know more about how technology can positively change your business, then you’ve found the right…

Colt wins “Innovation in a Medium Data Centre” award at the DCD awards 2012

14 Dec 2012

It’s one thing to develop a product from scratch that you know can transform the business of data centres, but it’s another dimension to be recognised in the industry for it.

Can both microwave and fibre turn up the heat on HFT?

30 Nov 2012

With trading speeds of up to 40% faster, microwave technology looks set to be an important tool for high frequency traders in search of a competitive advantage, but it won’t lead to a wholesale technology change across the industry. There…

Wholesale IP VPN – What makes Colt unique?

29 Nov 2012

Of the many challenges facing today’s regional VPN providers, cross-territory WAN management is one of the most compelling. For many small providers their network reach is limited. As virtualisation, centralisation and multiple device access all become sought-after and viable options…

Software-defined networking — the journey starts now

28 Nov 2012

At this year’s Gartner symposium in Barcelona, everyone was talking about software-defined networking (SDN) and how it promises to revolutionise the way IT works. Virtualisation and cloud technology have already transformed the way we provision compute and storage. But what…

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