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.
By 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
"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
Equinix Cloud Exchange,
Amazon Web Services,
Google Cloud Platform,