Colt joins Telxius’ Derio Communications Hub

Colt joins Telxius’ Derio Communications Hub

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Colt Technology Services will now connect to Telxius’ Derio Communications Hub near Bilbao, Spain.

At present, the Colt IQ Network connects more than 900 data centres and over 29,000 on net buildings across Europe, Asia and North America. By connecting to Telxius’ Derio Communications Hub Colt customers will gain access to European key connectivity hubs like Madrid, Paris, Frankfurt, London and Amsterdam.

“By connecting to the Derio Communications Hub, Colt customers gain access to state-of-the-art colocation environments across Europe, connecting to North America, Latin America and beyond,” said Keri Gilder, CEO of Colt.

“This added layer of connectivity allows Colt to better serve its global customers as they look to meet their growing requirements in some of the world’s leading digital markets.”

The Derio Communications Hub is a carrier neutral, purpose-built infrastructure located kilometres away from the landing point of several subsea cables such as Marea and Grace Hopper.

The 2,000sqm, 4MW facility is connected to all main European data centres through Telxius' network in western Europe. The site also boasts TIER III specifications as well as a combination of an expanded cable landing station with advanced cable transmission capabilities, and a fully-fledged international point of presence (PoP). In addition, it runs on 100% renewable energy with free cooling.

“We are glad that Colt has decided to strategically place a Point of Presence in our Derio Communications Hub, an optimal environment for connectivity,” said Mario Martín (pictured), CEO of Telxius.

“Every carrier, hyperscaler, cloud and content provider can benefit from Derio’s cutting-edge and high interconnection and colocation capabilities.”

This agreement enhances Colt’s connectivity for customers seeking gateway access to a new and diverse route from the Americas to Europe.

In related news, January saw Colt acquire ten new parcels of land that will allow it to develop around 100MW of IT power in London, Frankfurt and Paris plus unspecified Japanese locations

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