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.

Flexible options

Colt DCS retail colocation sites offer flexible options and commercials for companies wanting to:

  • Connect to the cloud
  • Reach across geographies
  • Remove risk by engaging Colt DCS to protect their data centre environment

Retail Options

Our retail colocation options include:

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

100% carrier neutral colocation

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 DCS or its carrier partners.

Flexiblity

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

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Customer experience

customer experience

Dedicated for our customer experience

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

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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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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