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Building data centres to suit your requirements

Colt DCS’s fully customisable, bespoke wholesale data centre options provide greater choice for those wanting control over the designs, infrastructure, commercials, services and security for their data centre. With more than 20 years’ experience in designing and building facilities and managing environments, and our global footprint and local expertise, we can 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 and community with connectivity across our global footprint and premium support.

"Our real estate team will resource any location globally that will best suit our customer's requirement. We will also assist local compliance and regulatory processes so that progress is fluid and controlled."
Richard Wellbrock

Richard Wellbrock - Vice President of Real Estate

Our real estate teams manage your risk

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. 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 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.

Colt DCS has a number of existing markets earmarked for expansion or new markets planned. These include site acquisitions in:

  • London
  • Amsterdam
  • Mumbai
  • Singapore
  • Osaka

And new locations in:

  • Sydney
  • Seoul
  • Melbourne
  • Malaysia

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.

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Custom fit layer for access to services and greater control

Custom fit layer for access to services and greater control

Our build-to-suite services are perfect for customers requiring between 1 and 5MW with a range of infrastructure form factors offered. Our pay-as-you-grow approach to wholesale data centre space means you can gradually occupy space as you need it, which means lower risk - whether you are a systems integrator or managed service provider with changing customer requirements, or a telco tapping into hyperscale cloud at Colt, or an enterprise going through a digital transformation.

We offer choice in:

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    A hall or dedicated suite with controlled access

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    Power densities

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    Data centre resiliency levels

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    Cooling technologies used

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    Operational data centre temperature

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    Physical and cyber security options

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    Extra office space, storage or meet-me-room capabilities

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    Value added services including remote hands and migration assistance

Built to suit Platinum+ support:

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    In-life support and reporting

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    Adherence to agreed SLAs and active reporting of incidents

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    Problem management and continual reporting on projects and break fixes

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    Customer quarterly review with Colt services, manager and key customer sponsors

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    Quarterly reviews carried out on pricing and SLAs

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    Monthly reporting on power usage, environmental conditions, incidents/changes

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    Monthly performance review with and suggested improvements