Flexible, scalable racks in well-connected data centres with 100% carrier neutral colocation provision.

Colt DCS offers rack-based solutions across its portfolio of global data centres.

Ideal for customers that are moving to hybrid cloud, need access to large public cloud providers, entry into a new market or that are looking to offload risk, and want Colt DCS to simplify the running of the data centre environment.

Our rack-based solutions support high and low-density requirements, and can be deployed in a number of days.

Customers can choose their requirements for cabinet security, connectivity and additional services including remote hands.

Our flexible terms and conditions mean you only pay for what you need, and can scale up and down along with your business’s needs.

Tailor-fit our services for your data requirements:

  • Single or multiple rack options
  • Options for metered or fixed power
  • Lockable industry standard racks designed for multiple form factors
  • Provision of dual resilient power circuits to each rack
  • Conditioned power delivered to each rack, backed up by fully redundant uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and onsite generators

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Retail solutions

Scalable retail solutions to ensure the right fit

Colt DCS retail colocation sites offer flexible options and commercials for companies wanting to connect to the cloud, reach across geographies or remove risk by working with Colt DCS to protect their data centre environment.

Our retail colocation option include:

  • Rack-based services
  • Cage-based services
  • Metered or fixed power pricing
  • Dedicated data halls

Carrier-Neutral

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.

And 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.

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Flexibility

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Flexible and scalable solutions for tomorrow’s business

Power commitments – fixed or metered power pricing (or a hybrid between the two)

  • The ability to scale up and down with power or footprint
  • High and low density options side by side
  • The ability to migrate workloads and undertake workload management
  • Rent-free periods for migrations
  • Options for right of first refusal
  • Pay-as-you-grow flexible contracts (1 to 30 years)
  • Flexible connectivity options for cloud access and reach into new markets

Customer experience

Dedicated to the best customer experience

  • Remote hands services
  • Migration services
  • Cross connection
  • Connection into leading public cloud providers

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World connectivity

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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.

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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