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Colt expands enterprise offering with direct connectivity to Google Cloud

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Colt Technology Services has announced plans to give enterprises direct, on-demand connections to Google Cloud globally.

Using Colt’s Dedicated Cloud Access (DCA), which is powered by the Colt IQ Network, customers can connect from enterprise buildings or data centres to their Google Cloud instances with customer-dedicated bandwidth as well as low latency.

“Facilitating organisations migration and utilisation of the cloud has been a significant priority for Colt over the past few years,” said Peter Coppens, Colt’s vice president of product portfolio. “This extension of our proposition to allow organisations to connect not only directly to Google Cloud, but also have the connectivity delivered in real-time, ensures Colt can tangibly drive enterprises digital transformations.”

This combined with Colt’s On Demand solution, which is due to be further rolled out in May, enterprises will now be able to take full control of their network, connecting to Google Cloud in real-time via partner interconnect.

Controlled using a rich self-service, On Demand networking allows organisations to flex bandwidth requirement up and down in near real-time as bypass legacy service delivery processes and lead times.

“By partnering with Google Cloud to provide direct, on-demand connectivity to its cloud environment, customers get access to a cloud networking experience that helps drive cost efficiencies and increases bandwidth throughput,” added Coppens. “By being the backbone of such connections, we know that Colt continues to be a key partner in driving organisations forward.”

Earlier this month, Colt confirmed that it is expanding its IQ Network in Japan to Kyoto and Kobe. Colt has said that the move to these cities is in an effort to meet the growing demand from customer for more connectivity solutions in the region.

“As an organisation, Colt has an unwavering focus on ensuring that our network is present where ever our customers want to do business, and that is no different for Colt Asia. We strive to enable our customers’ next wave of business growth, and we are confident that by extending the Colt IQ Network into Kyoto and Kobe, we can do just that,” said Kenji Hioki, president and regional executive for Asia, Colt.

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