Colt's partnership with Equinix

Unlock your ecosystem of Partners, Suppliers and Customers with software-driven control for greater commercial flexibility

Transforming enterprise together

Success in business depends on rapid innovation and being agile enough to swiftly establish links to new markets, partners and opportunities. Optimisation of current infrastructure is no longer enough.

Transformation of the IT and applications landscape is crucial in driving business innovation. Digital transformation can be achieved with the right connectivity model in place to embrace the demands of a growing digital ecosystem, and by working with the most innovative partners, combining their strengths to deliver a digital, software-driven user journey


Colt’s On Demand Interconnect extends flexible connectivity beyond Equinix data centers

On Demand Interconnect (ODI) for Equinix allows customers to connect from Equinix Fabric locations directly to sites on the Colt On Demand platform, via a fully automated real time SDN interconnect.

Colt ODI for Equinix allows customers that are on the Equinix Fabric to extend their reach, by consuming Last Mile, on-demand connectivity outside of Equinix footprint, through Colt On Demand platform, to 29,000+ enterprise buildings and 1000+ data centres directly connected to the Colt fibre network, to provide a simplified end-end network experience.


Our combined value

Colt's global network combined with Equinix's worldwide data centre footprint supports enterprises end-to-end requirements from architecting a global network backbone, right through to optimising the experience of users day-to-day.

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Cross-platforms Intelligent Networking + Digital Services | Ecosystems enabled by Software

“Combining Colt’s global network with Equinix’s global digital footprint provides enterprises with complete dynamic digital solutions, addressing end-to-end requirements from architecting a global network backbone, to optimising the last-mile experience of users every day. Further expanding and automating this can only be a good thing, and a great opportunity for customers to take their connectivity to critical business partners to the next level.”

Mark Anderson
Vice President, Global Technical Sales at Equinix

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.

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Equinix is the world's digital infrastructure company, enabling digital leaders to harness a trusted platform to bring together and interconnect the foundational infrastructure that powers their success. With Equinix, they can scale with agility, speed the launch of digital services, deliver world-class experiences, and multiply their value. Globally, Platform Equinix is comprised of 240 data centers across 66 metros and 27 countries on 6 continents, providing data center and interconnection services to 10,000+ companies including more than 50% of Fortune 500 companies.

We’re Colt, the global digital infrastructure company that delivers extraordinary connections with genuine care. We bring together amazing people, intelligent networks and like-minded partners on a global scale to create solutions that put the power of the digital universe in the hands of our customers. Our network, the Colt IQ Network, provides digital infrastructure on your terms and enables the services that keep your business running. We want the world’s leading businesses to choose to connect with us and we do that by providing an incredible customer experience. It’s already industry-leading and we’re aiming even higher. That’s how we create extraordinary connections, with our customers, our partners, our people and our planet.

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Colt and Equinix delivering an intelligent network at software speed
To stay ahead, enterprises are increasingly relying on collaboration and integration with multiple service providers and partners to create new value. This in turn is driving a need for more flexible digital infrastructure with high-performance, low latency connectivity to digital ecosystems of partners.


How to build end to end agile digital infrastructure with Colt and Equinix

In this paper, we set out a checklist for building effective digital infrastructure and share five tips for those on their own digital infrastructure journey. As two companies who are a critical part of the market, we’ve drawn on the experience of our in-house experts to share best practise and the lessons they’ve learnt.


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Colt extends collaboration with Equinix, enabling on-demand connectivity for Equinix Fabric™
By combining Colt’s network footprint and on-demand capability with the Equinix Fabric offering, enterprises benefit from a simplified end-to-end experience when connecting to their digital infrastructure.

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