Build-to-suit data centre builds minus the risk

Colt DCS’s fully customisable, bespoke wholesale data centre options provide greater choice for those wanting control over their designs, infrastructure, commercials, services and security.

Our internal real estate team can also help you identify new locations and sites.

With more than 20 years’ experience in designing and building data centres, with a global footprint and local expertise, we can help to take you into new markets at a competitive price or build out in existing locations.

Our wholesale services range from customer-led land acquisitions for the construction of sites in new locations to building-to-suite in existing wholesale facilities, allowing you to instantly tap into Colt’s existing skills, community and connectivity within a market and across our global footprint.

Global, ambitious solutions

At Colt DCS, we focus on where our customers need to be, building highly connected sites in the centre of key European and Asian business hubs and lower-cost wholesale on ramps on the edge of these markets.

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

Our dedicated real estate team ensures the careful pre-selection of sites around the world, while our local experts can help overcome red tape and compliance, and regulatory concerns for customers entering new markets.

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Seamless Delivery

We guarantee seamless delivery

At Colt DCS we offer a standardised look and feel across our global portfolio – but we have local experts on hand and consultants to make moving into new markets simple and risk free.

We can help you understand regulatory requirements and future-proof your investment as you look to extend reach with a data centre partner with a deep understanding of European and Asian markets.

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Risk Management

Our real estate teams manage your risk

Colt DCS’ real estate teams understand the challenges that come with entering new markets, and that often, our anchor tenants require access to these with speed. Our experts are always talking with customers about where their next requirement might be, and identify land-banking options with pre approved construction permits and power purchase agreements which means we can build out as soon as our anchor tenant requires.

Our expert knowledge of local markets means we can remove the risk –whether you are entering a new European or Asian market helping you go through your own approval and funding processes.

Where possible, Colt DCS owns its land – or operates with long-term leases which means we can commit to terms and contracts that factor in pay-as-you-grow scalable options.

Our flexible and standardised designs mean we can adapt our data centres to different locations and your different needs in each market, and our relationships with local and international equipment vendors and contractors simplifies the onsite process of getting your data centre environment up and ready for operation.

Carrier Neutral

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100% carrier neutral colocation services

Colt DCS offers an average of ten carriers with a Point of Presence in each site – and up to 17 for customers to choose from in major European and Asian markets.

Our internal and portfolio based connectivity options means you can have extended reach into cloud, IX, carrier and other service though Colt or its carrier partners.

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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People and Skills

Our people and skills make the difference

Colt DCS’ in-house engineering, design and R&D teams have more than 20 years’ experience building and operating best-in-class datacenters for Colt.

This wealth of knowledge means we can serve customers with bespoke requirements, while ensuring your datacenter is always online, and run with the efficiency levels, reducing cost to your business and the environment.

Colt DCs works closely with vendors in the market to ensure the right solution is chosen for each datacentre and customer inside.

Colt’s engineers and consultants are there every step through the power and cooling life-cycle.

We have a constant dialogue with the people that matter most – you!

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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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