Colt and IBM extend edge computing partnership

Colt and IBM extend edge computing partnership

31 March 2021 | Natalie Bannerman

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Colt Technology Services and IBM have extended their existing partnership to include IBM Cloud Satellite on the Colt edge platform.

The combination of IBM’s Cloud Satellite with Colt’s edge platform means that Colt and IBM customers have the speed, security and performance needed to use IBM Cloud at the edge. Specifically, IBM Cloud Satellite enables companies to securely extend IBM Cloud to wherever their workloads are running so they can access cloud services, such as AI, security and automation.

“I look forward to elevating our relationship and bringing the best of Colt to IBM and the best of IBM to Colt. This is an opportunity to bring our market-leading connectivity together with IBM’s technology and consultancy to provide our end-users with a superior offering,” said Keri Gilder (pictured), chief executive officer at Colt.

“The combination of Colt’s DCA On Demand offering with IBM’s capabilities means we can jointly transform business critical enterprise applications quicker than ever before, whilst also enabling the next frontier of enterprise IT with 5G and Edge solutions.”

In support of this, Colt will also collaborate with IBM to develop low latency dependant customer use cases that use AI, 5G and IoT. These use cases will be able to be deployed across Colt’s IQ Network.

In addition, Colt will use an IBM network services delivery model and IBM Global Business Services, that will enable seamless delivery of services that will support and reduce the risk in the migration of mission critical applications to the cloud for end customers.

“We’re focused on helping Colt transform its enterprise offerings to meet the rapidly evolving needs of today’s customers. By expanding our partnership, we’re helping customers harness open hybrid cloud technologies to gain better deployment flexibility, enhanced security, and access to advanced services that can fuel their innovation, all the way to the edge,” added Steve Canepa, global general manager & managing director of IBM Communications Sector.

“Colt’s IQ Network and On Demand portfolio combined with IBM Cloud Satellite, as well as our market-leading capabilities and deep industry expertise, will accelerate digital transformation and business outcomes for Colt and their customers.”