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Colt's partnership with Amazon Web Services

Optimise networks and drive digital transformation through a hybrid multi cloud platform


The AWS Partner Network

The AWS Partner Network (APN) is a global community of partners that leverages programs, expertise, and resources to build, market, and sell customer offerings. This diverse network features 100,000 partners from more than 150 countries. As an AWS Partner, we are uniquely positioned to help customers take full advantage of all that AWS has to offer and accelerate their journey to the cloud.

What are the benefits of working with Colt as an AWS Partner?

Migration from legacy systems + siloed data to modern cloud-based solutions can be difficult and confusing. Working with an AWS Partner gives your organization the tools, expertise, and training needed to ensure a seamless and successful cloud transformation.


We'll analyse your data migration needs & network specifics to tailor your project to meet your exact requirements, with no cut corners or compromises.


Colt is your single point of contact across all aspects of your project, drastically simplifying what can be a comprehensive effort to coordinate multiple stakeholders.


Focus on what you should actually do, and leave the rest to us. We’ll manage your solution development and inform you about the vision, the progress, or hiccups along the way if there are any.


We act in advance & keep optimizing your connectivity solution to adapt it to evolving user behaviour. We spot opportunities and threats and prepare you for them, meeting both your technological and business goals.

AWS Partner

At AWS, we are tailoring the partner experience to our partner's business models, to help them drive greater profitability and customer value. We continue to invest in and support our partners through simplified programs, tools, and an enhanced AWS Marketplace and Partner Central experience



Colt + AWS: Multicast Data in the Cloud

Easily move workloads to the cloud

Colt has years of experience connecting on-premise sites to multiple cloud providers worldwide and covering 500 buildings. We have honed our expertise in delivering reliable cloud connectivity solutions to our customers. At Colt, we are uniquely positioned to bundle our connectivity and market data services, enabling us to offer a fully managed solution to our customers.

At Colt Capital Markets, we are committed to providing a hassle-free experience for our customers, managing all aspects of the cloud connectivity solution and ensuring seamless integration with their workflows.

AWS Foundational Technical Review

What is an FTR?

An FTR's primary purpose is to ensure Software products offered by AWS partners have implemented a basic set of architectural, security, and operational best practices. The FTR defines a set of objective criteria based on the AWS Well-Architected framework. This serves as a gate to ensure the products AWS endorses to customers have appropriate mitigations for the most common risks that impact end customers.

What are the benefits of doing an FTR?

Completing an FTR is one of the primary requirements for Partners to move to the validated stage within the AWS Partner Network Software Path. After receiving FTR approval, Partners are eligible to go to market with AWS. FTR is a self-service review trhat is valuable at any stage of your cloud journey. Partners can leverage FTR process to help identify and remediate risks for the benefit of your end customer.

Distributing Multicast Market Data in AWS vPOPs

Our solution includes the management of all connectivity from the stock exchange within the colocation site, as well as the transport of data to the closest AWS onramp through our dedicated financial extranet, PrizmNet. We have deployed virtual distribution points of presence (POPs) within various AWS availability zones allowing customers to connect their virtual private cloud (VPC) to Colt and receive the data.

Multicast Market Data

Colt Direct Connect for AWS

AWS Direct Connect was launched by AWS to help their customers to:

Reduce network costs

Increase bandwidth throughput

Provide more consistent + secure network experiences

Under AWS Direct Connect, customers can establish private connectivity between AWS and their datacenter, office, or colocation environment.

There are two AWS Direct Connect options which are supported by Colt:


About us

Our combined expertise in building agile, hyperconnected and high-performance hybrid architectures provides enterprises with secure solutions that are easy to manage, flexible and scale with you to meet the growing needs of your business.


Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud, offering over 200 fully featured services from data centers globally. Millions of customers—including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies—are using AWS to lower costs, become more agile, and innovate faster.

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 900+ 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.

Peter Forsdick

Peter Forsdick

Global Director for AWS Partnership, Strategy & Transformation Division