Colt's partnership with VMware

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Overcoming today's network challenges

Enterprises today face an ever growing mountain of challenges to overcome – everything from migration from legacy network solutions (e.g. MPLS) and migration of applications into the cloud, to securing their network perimeter against a barrage of attacks and threats, and enabling the modern hybrid workforce.

As a result, organisations need maximum agility, flexibility and scalability in the wide area network to overcome these challenges and take advantage of business opportunities. They need enhanced connectivity, optimised network availability and performance as well as secure, end-to-end access to the applications that drive productivity and growth across the organisation.

Colt and VMware partner to give customers a future-proof, secure and agile SD-WAN solution to drive application modernisation and reduce network complexity.

Through our partnership with VMware, our customers benefit from a leading, innovative platform offering agile, optimised WAN overlaying a managed solution with a network services provider of choice for global enterprises.

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Addressing digital transformation and cloud optimisation challenges

Colt SD WAN with VMware combines an industry-leading WAN edge service platform with high performance connectivity across a global footprint and best-in-class customer service. Through this partnership we deliver a simple, scalable, and secure WAN solution to drive digital transformation and cloud optimisation for enterprises globally.

IP services


Colt is leveraging an intelligent SD WAN platform to manage which data goes over the internet versus what data stays on private networks

IP Access
IP services

IP Access

Colt IP Access is a high speed business internet service, supported by our award-winning global network fully owned and managed by Colt.

Employees are working from everywhere and IT leaders are investing in cloud-first technologies, like SD WAN, to deliver networking and security services seamlessly. VMware and Colt are trusted technology partners to enterprises worldwide and we look forward to working with Colt to bring our industry-leading SD WAN technology to their customers.

Craig Connors, VP + General Manager VMware SASE


Colt SD WAN with VMware

Colt SD WAN with VMware is overlayed by VMware SD-WAN, a WAN edge service platform that combines the economics and flexibility of a self-healing virtual WAN with the deployment speed, scalability and automation of cloud-delivered services.

Through Colt’s offering with VMware, enterprises of any size and industry across the globe can support new application growth, achieve IT and network agility, simplify WAN operations, deliver optimised access to cloud and SaaS applications.

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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.


VMware is a leading provider of multi-cloud services for all apps, enabling digital innovation with enterprise control. As a trusted foundation to accelerate innovation, VMware software gives businesses the flexibility and choice they need to build the future. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, VMware is committed to building a better future through the company’s 2030 Agenda. For more information, please visit

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.

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How SD WAN is evolving to support the future network landscape
Initially launched as a form of optimising traffic across MPLS and IP-based connectivity, SD WAN has assumed a rapid pace of evolution. Its swift evolution is being driven not just by the growth of cloud and need for secure access at a fast-changing network edge, but by the continual change in enterprise network architectures.


Colt named as a Strong Performer in The Forrester Wave for SD WAN Services
Colt Technology Services has been named as a Strong Performer in The Forrester Wave™: Software-Defined WAN Services, Q4 2020.


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