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Colt Technology Services partners with Equinix for on-demand connectivity

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Colt Technology Services has extended its collaboration with Equinix (Nasdaq: EQIX), in a pairing that will allow the company to enable on-demand connectivity to Equinix Fabric.

Equinix Fabric connects distributed infrastructure and digital ecosystems on Platform Equinix.

The pair said that through this extended collaboration, enterprises will have the ability to connect in near real-time to their own premises – through the Colt IQ Network footprint of 29,000 on net buildings – from the Equinix platform.

The last mile footprint also includes connectivity to data centres outside of the Equinix ecosystem. This on-demand interconnection between Colt and Equinix Fabric is fully automated via an API, which further simplifies the end-to-end experience.

Colt will facilitate on-demand connectivity to Equinix Fabric and enterprises will have complete control over their digital infrastructure.

The collaboration between Colt and Equinix was first announced in 2017, and now the organisations said they are evolving their offerings to ensure they are best placed to assist enterprises with their on-going and rapid digital transformations.

“Colt’s On Demand offering is one we are very proud of. Networks have long shifted from being a stagnant business cost – to being a true enabler of organisations’ transformations, as they evolve,” said Peter Coppens, Vice President Product Portfolio, at Colt.

“We know transformations this year have had to happen in some cases overnight, and this extended collaboration with Equinix will only further accelerate business growth and agility – something we both are fundamentally aligned on.”

Colt On Demand for Equinix Fabric is expected to be launched in Europe and Asia from Q1 2021.

Michael Winterson, Vice President Business Development – EMEA, Managing Director Equinix Services said, “This year has shown us, more than any other, the importance of agile infrastructure in facilitating a truly connected ecosystem.

“We are thrilled to work with providers like Colt, who share our vision to create transformative networking solutions that can power the fast-paced business landscape of today.”

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