By embracing digital transformation, enterprises across all industry sectors gain the ability to significantly enhance operational efficiency as well as the customer service experience to stay ahead of competitors. In fact, according to Advance2000, 85 percent of enterprise decision-makers believe they have two years to integrate digital initiatives before falling behind their competitors, and 27 percent of executives rate digital transformation as a matter of survival.
In order to enable digital transformation for customers, EdgeConneX® and Colt Technology Services are teaming up to provide access to the Colt IQ Network within several facilities, beginning with EdgeConneX’s Amsterdam Edge Data Center® (EDC). This new partnership will enable Colt to address growing local and global demands for connectivity at the Edge while simultaneously enhancing EdgeConneX’s ability to deliver cutting-edge solutions and high-quality connectivity for EDC tenants.
“Colt will be an excellent partner in our Internet ecosystem and our customers will receive access to an expansive network of key aggregation points around the world, providing a new level of fiber connectivity unlike anything previously available,” explained Dick Theunissen, Managing Director EMEA, EdgeConneX. “We are excited to welcome Colt into our Amsterdam EDC initially and look forward to extending this partnership into other Edge locations so that we can further our mission of delivering advanced connectivity at the Edge of the network across the globe.”
Colt’s extensive Colt IQ Network reaches key global aggregation points via multiple 100Gbps transatlantic and transpacific connections with additional 100Gbps links in the Asia-Pacific region. By providing EDC tenants with access to this advanced network, EdgeConneX is enabling enterprise to expand into international markets with secure, reliable and low-latency connectivity capable of transmitting bandwidth-intensive content and applications to global destinations.
“Colt’s customer-oriented strategy focuses on delivering agile, high bandwidth services in key business and digital hubs around the world,” commented Andrew Edison, Vice President, Wholesale at Colt. “Global bandwidth requirements are continuing to explode, driven by a multitude of factors such as the sheer appetite for content as well as the data produced by the Internet of Things. A partnership such as this allows Colt to accelerate our ambition of being the leader in enabling our customers’ digital transformation by delivering tailored connectivity solutions that meet the growing needs of multinational organizations today.”
For more information about Colt Technology Services, visit www.colt.net.