- Capital Markets
- Hybrid workforce
- On Demand
Also known as: Application Programming Interface
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 & REST APIs.
Also known as: Bring your own Carrier
Bring your own Carrier (or BYOC) is a concept which has begun to gain more traction during the rise of collaboration platforms such as Microsoft Teams. As Microsoft's own calling plans do not suit every business, they have introduced 'Direct Routing' as a way for companies to integrate their existing telephony vendors into their technology ecosystem.
Also known as: Contact Centres as a Service
Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS) is a cloud-based software that gives businesses access to the provider’s contact center solution through a scalable, pay-as-you-go pricing model where specific features are available on an as-needed, a la carte basis.
Also known as: Dedicated Cloud Access, IP Connect Direct Connect Dedicated Interconnect Fast Connect
In simple terms, cloud connect is a connection between a private network and a public cloud. In the past, all connections to the cloud were from a public network into a public cloud. But today, more technologies are available, including private and hybrid clouds.
Also known as: IP Access with Cloud Prioritisation
Colt Cloud Prioritisation combines the benefits of optimised routing and direct peering infrastructure with traffic prioritisation between customer router and provider edge router. Customers can reach Microsoft Teams, Office 365, Azure, Windows Virtual Desktop, or any other Microsoft SaaS application with a consistent and SLA-backed user experience.
Also known as: Cloud UC Intelligent Communications Unified Communications
Cloud UC (Unified Communications) refers to the leveraging of networking for the storage, and transmission of, data, video and voice. Over recent years, businesses have become less dependent on hardware based in a single location, and with the rise in hybrid working, communications functions are required not just in the office, but everywhere else.
Also known as: Unlit Fibre
A dark or unlit fibre refers to a spare piece of network fibre that is in the ground. Digging fibre optic network routes is a huge investment so cables are often laid with significant additional capacity that can be leased to companies in the future.
Also known as: Distributed Denial of Service
A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is a malicious attempt to disrupt the normal traffic of a targeted server, service or network by overwhelming the target or its surrounding infrastructure with a flood of Internet traffic.
Also known as: DI
Digital infrastructure is the foundation of any connected business. It enables success, powers transformation and connects people around the world. It includes connectivity, cloud, compute, security, storage, SaaS and PaaS applications and much more.
Also known as: Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing
DWDM, or Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing, has been a key technology evolution, as it allows multiple signals to run over a single strand of fibre, thus dramatically increasing the bandwidth potential of an individual network link.
Also known as: Edge Computing
Edge Computing transforms and replaces your legacy on-premise Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) into an intelligent and flexible Cloud platform, capable of hosting security and network services, distributed Cloud services and latency sensitive enterprise Edge applications.
Also known as: Data scrambling
Encryption is a way of 'scrambling' data to ensure that only the right people, or devices, can understand the information. In simple terms, encryption converts easily readable plaintext into something incomprehensible, whic is known as ciphertext.
Also known as: Layer 2 Networking
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).
Also known as: Colt PrizmNet
An extranet is a private network used by organisations to provide external partners and other trusted third parties with secure and controlled access to their internal applications, processes and information. Colt's financial extranet, PrizmNet, connects exchanges and other providers of financial content (including market data, research and other services) to an ecosystem of over 10,000 capital markets firms worldwide.
Also known as: n/a
The Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 (or FIPS 140-2) is a cryptography standard that non-military U.S. federal agencies, as well as government contractors and service providers, must comply with in order to work with any federal government entities that collect, store, transfer, share and disseminate sensitive but unclassified (SBU) information.
Also known as: High-speed
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).
Also known as: One to Many
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.
Also known as: Multicloud
A hybrid cloud is a mixed computing environment where applications are run using a combination of computing, storage, and services in different environments—public clouds and private clouds, including on-premises data centers or “edge” locations. Hybrid cloud is rapidly becoming the cloud model of choice for organisations seeking the best of all worlds. But if a hybrid or multi-cloud deployment is not supported by the right connectivity, then a poor experience can result and expected dividends fail to materialise.
Also known as: Business phone numbers Inbound voice
Inbound Voice is a cloud-based telephony service for both geographic and non-geographic numbers that provides online access to a full range of call routing, monitoring and management tools; supporting your organisation to provide high quality customer service. Inbound numbers are important for organisations as many people still prefer calling a business to receive support, make a purchase, or to get information.
Also known as: Layer 1, Backbone
Available in Europe and Asia, the Colt Optical Portfolio provides the very highest levels of network performance by permitting transmission over longer distances and at higher bandwidths (data rates) than wire cables. Colt’s high bandwidth optical network services portfolio directly address the requirements of enterprises, carrier operators and GCN players requiring connectivity between major sites and data centres.
Also known as: Secure Access Service Edge
SASE is the convergence of modern WAN services and network security services into a single cloud based service model. SASE has emerged as a concept in a response to growing challenges of digital business transformation, edge computing and workforce mobility as organisations face increasing pressure to converge services in order to reduce complexity, improve speed and agility, enable multi-cloud networking and secure new SD WAN architecture.
Also known as: Software-defined Networking
Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is a network architecture approach that enables an organisation’s network to be centrally controlled using software applications. This means that operators can manage their networks holistically, regardless of underlying network technology.
Also known as: Industry 4.0
Smart Manufacturing is a technology-driven approach that utilises Internet-connected machinery to monitor production processes. Smart Manufacturing identifies opportunities for automation, and uses data analytics to improve performance.
Also known as: Unified Communications as a Service
Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) is a cloud delivery model that brings unified communications, like chat, calls, file sharing, and video conferencing tools, into a single interface or platform. This allows you to bring the features of UC, without needing any on-premises equipment or infrastructure.
Also known as: Universal Customer Premises Equipment
uCPE, or Universal Customer Premises Equipment, is a general purpose platform that integrates multiple (previously physical) functions virtually, to any site on a network.