Colt launches IP Access On Demand

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Colt Technology Services has announced that it’s premium business Internet offering, IP Access, is now available via its SDN-enabled On Demand platform.

Colt’s IP Access On-Demand capability sees enterprises being able to benefit from high bandwidth, agile, Internet connectivity provisioned in near-real-time.

Colt is operating its own global IP Backbone with a presence at 25 Internet exchanges worldwide. Colt’s IP Access On-Demand service combines the scale and performance of Colt’s Internet offering with the flexibility of On Demand. Customers can now take full control over their Internet connections, flexing bandwidth up and down in near-real-time, bypassing legacy service delivery processes and lead times – all through the use of a feature-rich self-service portal.

Customers are able to combine IP Access On-Demand connections on the same physical port as On-Demand Ethernet and cloud connections – enabling seamless and efficient connectivity.

Colt’s IP Access product is supported by the wholly-owned and managed Colt IQ Network, which is comprised of more than 900 data centers and 27,500 on-net buildings globally.

Colt’s On Demand offering has gone from strength-to-strength, with the platform recently expanding to encompass more regions including the US, Hong Kong and more countries in Europe. Colt’s customers also have the ability to connect in real-time to many of the key cloud environments, with most recently Colt enabling direct, on-demand connectivity to the Google Cloud.

Peter Coppens, Vice President Product Portfolio, Colt Technology Services, says: “The business environment of today requires unprecedented flexibility. Enterprises now need connectivity solutions that can react to business challenges in real-time for them to be an actual differentiator. Colt’s On Demand offering has always been innovative, and adding IP Access to our On-Demand portfolio reaffirms our market-leading position in the SDN market.

“We are not aware of any other providers who are able to offer IP Access On-Demand services on this scale; to hundreds of data centers and tens of thousands of enterprise buildings. Colt is prioritizing giving more control to our customers because we know enterprises today require high bandwidth, on-demand solutions to truly drive their continual digital transformations.”

Colt’s IP Access On Demand is available in Europe and is expected to roll out wider in Asia and the US in 2020.