25 January 2018
| Alan Burkitt-Gray
Colt’s data centre operation has agreed a strategic alliance with US carrier-neutral data centre operator vXchnge to allow each to share their global footprint.
Colt Data Centre Services (Colt DCS) will offer vXchnge
customers the opportunity to expand their data centre
operations in Colt DCS’s locations in the
Asia-Pacific and Europe.
Meanwhile vXchnge will provide locations to Colt customers in
US markets. The deal means customers of both companies will
have access to 43 data centres worldwide.
Ernest Sampera, vXchnge CMO, said:
"Colt DCS customers can accelerate their edge strategy by
leveraging vXchnge data centres in strategic markets in the US
for their infrastructure deployments." He added:
"vXchnge’s footprint across the US serves markets
that reach over 80 million eyeballs and over one billion
The companies said that the alliance "capitalises on numerous
synergies including offering carrier-neutral services and
flexible, high-performance infrastructure platforms". They
added: "The data centres are designed to afford customers and
service providers the flexibility to expand capacity as they
Jackson Lee, VP of corporate development at Colt DCS, said:
"Our specialist consultants work closely with our customers to
ensure flexibility in their contracts offering on-demand
leasing, power and bandwidth options, eradicating unnecessary
colocation overheads you find with other providers."
According to its website, vXchnge has data centres in 14
markets in the US, from Portland, Oregon and Santa Clara,
California in the west to various locations in New York and New
Jersey in the east. Colt DCS has 29 carrier-neutral data
centres across Europe and Asia.