Colt launches Ethernet on-demand service

Staff writer
08 Feb 2017

Colt Technology Services has announced the expansion of its SDN-enabled on-demand portfolio.

The company said the new solutions are designed to “enable the digital transformation of today’s demanding businesses.”

Colt’s Ethernet on Demand service supports dynamic real-time ordering, provisioning and flexing of high bandwidth connectivity between locations connected to the Colt IQ Network, the company said.

This includes more than 5,000 enterprise buildings and 200 data centers that are currently eligible across 11 countries in Europe, creating an industry breakthrough never before realized on this scale. Colt also plans to further expand its reach to additional locations during 2017, including Asia.

The new service allows businesses located in Colt-connected enterprise buildings to intelligently meet variable additional demands for high-bandwidth applications, such as cloud connectivity, disaster recovery or real-time data backup.

Colt’s Ethernet on Demand service is the latest innovation available from the company’s On Demand Portfolio. It follows the launch of Colt’s DCNet On Demand in 2016, which transformed the user experience for managing high bandwidth connectivity between data centers.

Colt’s On Demand Portfolio, which allows enterprises to consume Ethernet connectivity services on the Colt IQ Network in real-time via an intelligent online customer portal, bypasses the legacy service delivery processes.

It also gives customers full control and the ability to flex bandwidth requirements up and down instantaneously, using the portal. The on-demand flexibility also extends to pricing, giving customers the option to choose per-hour pricing plans, as well as more traditional fixed term contract durations.

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