Financial Services – a trusted partner

At Colt DCS we understand that financial services firms have specific needs when they enter a colocation facility, from latency-sensitive access to markets to low-cost storage and distance-based business continuity and backup requirements.

Our global footprint includes data centres in both central and lower-cost locations on the edge of major cities, and space for both wholesale and retail data centre requirements.

We offer flexibility in our space and contracts to allow for your own changing requirements, whether you are moving into colocation at the end of your own data centre’s life or seeking hybrid cloud options.

Colt DCS has the right security, compliance, governance, physical infrastructure and people to ensure your data centre environment is suitable for your needs today and can adjust for your requirements tomorrow.

18 of the top 25 financial institutions already trust Colt DCS with their data centre requirements

We serve 129 of the 396 banks and diversified companies in the Forbes Global 2000.

It is our privilege to provide services to

  • Commercial banking customers
  • Capital markets participants
  • Private banking firms
  • Foreign exchanges
  • Investment managers
  • Hedge funds
  • Insurance brokers
  • Financial information providers
  • Private equity players
  • Venture capital firms

Perfectly Placed Financial Services Data Centres

Our global footprint, coupled with local expertise, means we can meet the need of sensitive roll-outs with a seamless delivery.

Colt DCS has been the on ramp for numerous financial services firms seeking entry into new markets.


Enjoy connectivity to key trading hubs:

  • London – London Stock Exchange, Euronext
  • Hong Kong – The Stock exchange of Hong Kong Ltd, Hong Kong Future Exchange
  • Zurich – SIX Swiss Exchange
  • Frankfurt – Deutsche Boerse
  • Amsterdam – Euronext
  • Tokyo – Tokyo Stock Exchange
  • Busan – South Korea Exchange
  • Osaka – Osaka Securities Exchange
  • Stockholm – NASDAQ OMX Nordic Exchange
  • Lisbon – Euronext
  • Paris – Euronext
  • Belgium – Euronext

Connecting You to Markets and the Cloud

  • 100% carrier neutral, cloud neutral and IX neutral sites
  • Access to AWs, Microsoft Azure and instant connections to thousands of datacenters across Europe
  • Myriad data centre-to-data centre connectivity options
  • Metro market datacenter connectivity in Colt DCS locations
  • Connectivity between key Asian and European markets (for example Tokyo to London)
  • Consulting services to help future proof your deployment
  • Scalable connectivity to go alongside our scalable/flexible space and power options
  • A roadmap for growth across and into new high bandwidth locations

Colt DCS offers countless opportunities for you to connect to those you do business with and those you receive services from.

We can provide connectivity into leading financial exchanges, or providers such as Amazon Web Services – or maybe you need to connect to your own enterprise customers or offices around the world or establish a new environment for business continuity using our virtual campus.

We can do this through our sister company Colt Technology Services, which offers access into Colt Capital Markets with a platform inside PrismNet, or a connectivity partner of your choice with Colt offering 100% cloud and carrier neutrality.

We also understand that low – and sometimes ultralow – latency is important, but not all your traffic needs to move fast.

Our team of connectivity experts can help identify the most resilient and efficient connectivity fit for your requirements, and our flexible options means these can shift along with your business needs.

World Connectivity

With Colt DCS, you’re connected to the world

  • Amazon Web Services
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • IBM Softlayer
  • Leading Internet Exchanges for peering

Colt DCS offers an average of ten carriers popped in each data centre and access to many more at each site.

With more than 29 state-of-the art datacenters in key European and Asian cities, Colt DCS can meet a wide range of local and International colocation connectivity needs.

Our data centres are magnets for enterprises needing to connect to the cloud, or out into other markets, carriers seeking to connect with enterprises and other carriers, and service providers looking to tap into new areas of demand and deliver cloud.

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Serving all requirements

A home for requirements large and small

At Colt DCS, we offer both wholesale sites for larger customers who like control over their own data centre estate, but want Colt DCS to lower the risk that comes from running the infrastructure, to retail colocation where we can help with remote hands and a range of other services.

Our estate is growing – our solid financial backing, and commitment to spend more than €200m in the next three years on building new sites, means we can work with our customers to identify new locations and ensure we are placing facilities where you need them.

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Gartner Best Practices

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Gartner Best Practices for Selecting a Colocation Provider

Buyers of colocation services are now commonly interested in far more than simply leasing space. In addition to traditional facility differentiators (eg: power density and resilience), other services (such as interconnection capabilities and managed services) enable colocation to play a more strategic role in global infrastructure delivery and network design.

However, as no two data centre facilities or providers are the same, I&O leaders must approach the colocation market using a structured approach that considers long-term data center strategy, opportunities for consolidation, and the use of a robust framework to determine appropriate suppliers and facilities.

This complimentary Gartner best practice research provides a three-step process and key considerations for selecting colocation facilities and vendors.

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