Colt and Equinix partner up for cloud services

13 July 2017 | Natalie Bannerman

Colt enterprise customers are set to benefit from a strategic partnership with Equinix that sees the expansion of its cloud-based services.

data center electrical cabinet 160 x 186By interconnecting to the Equinix Cloud Exchange, Colt is able to expand its current ecosystem that comprises of public and private clouds including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform, to now include access to more than 50 cloud service providers.

"In order to drive effective digital transformation, global enterprises must be able to access ubiquitous cloud services wherever they are, whenever they need to," said Jim Poole, vice president of ecosystem development at Equinix. 

"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."

In addition, Colt enterprise customers will benefit from direct, secure, high-bandwidth connectivity to Equinix’s data centres across key metropolitan areas. As a result, information-intensive enterprises can accelerate innovation by quickly incorporating cloud services from one of the largest business ecosystems worldwide.

Conversely, Equinix customers can leverage the "On Demand" connectivity services based on the Colt IQ Network. This service connects on demand, pay-as-you-go capabilities into Equinix data centres across Europe. With it, customers can provide and scale bandwidth up and down, in near real time with added connectivity from enterprise buildings to the cloud through Colt’s dedicated cloud access.

Speaking on the partnership Tom Regent, chief commercial officer at Colt added: "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."

Topics: Colt, Equinix, Equinix Cloud Exchange, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Jim Poole, Tom Regent, IQ Network