Colt, Equinix to deliver secure cloud service to enterprise

Colt Technology Services and Equinix have entered into a partnership that will see enterprises benefit from secure, high bandwidth connectivity to cloud services. Under the terms of this partnership, enterprises will be able to interconnect the Colt IQ Network with Equinix’s cloud ecosystem. Colt customers will benefit from direct, secure, high-bandwidth connectivity to Equinix’s global platform of data centres, enabling information-intensive enterprises to incorporate cloud offerings.

Equinix customers will also be able to benefit from the ‘On Demand’ connectivity services based on the Colt IQ Network, which is a pay-as-you-go feature within Equinix data centres in Europe.

Customers can provision and scale bandwidth requirements up and down in near real time, and also gain access to connectivity from enterprise buildings to the cloud through Colt’s Dedicated Cloud Access.

Tom Regent, Chief Commercial Officer at Colt said, “Connectivity lies at the heart of today’s enterprises, whether they are currently undergoing digital transformation or are already digital natives. By partnering with Equinix, we expand our digital ecosystem to bring the power of the cloud right to the heart of the intelligent enterprise. Flexible, scalable, on-demand connectivity to cloud services, combined with the scale of Colt’s offering sets a new standard in service.”

Jim Poole, Vice President, Ecosystem Development at Equinix, added, “Working together, Colt and Equinix can leverage their complementary positions in the cloud ecosystem to help businesses meet these needs and accelerate their digital transformation. Colt’s on-demand services provide an innovative way of delivering flexible connectivity, consumed via a portal and delivered in real time.”