Colt extends relationship with IBM to accelerate adoption of Edge Computing

Trinath Bera

05-04-2021

Colt Technology Services, leading providers of global high-bandwidth connectivity solutions across Europe, USA & Asia, has chosen IBM Cloud Satellite to increase customer innovation and flexibility when deploying hybrid cloud applications at the edge and enabling distributed clouds.

Colt Technology Services, leading providers of global high-bandwidth connectivity solutions across Europe, USA & Asia, has chosen IBM Cloud Satellite to increase customer innovation and flexibility when deploying hybrid cloud applications at the edge and enabling distributed clouds.

Colt Technology Services and IBM, recently announced that they are extending their existing partnership to include IBM Cloud Satellite in the Colt Edge platform.

Combining the flexibility of IBM Cloud Satellite deployment with Colt’s edge platform, customers of Colt Technology Services will now have access to the speed, security, and performance they need to leverage IBM Cloud. IBM Cloud Satellite allows enterprises to securely extend IBM Cloud to where their workloads are running. Customers will have access to a more consistent and secure set of cloud services like such as AI, security, and automation.

Colt will work with IBM to develop customer use cases that rely on low latency to leverage AI, 5G, and IoT. These use cases can be deployed throughout Colt’s IQ networks located at the edge of customers and networks, with over 29,000 in netbuilding and 900 data centers.

Keri Gilder, Colt’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “This is an opportunity to combine market-leading connectivity with IBM technology and consulting to deliver superior products to end users. Combining Colt’s DCA on-demand products with IBM’s capabilities, you can collaborate and transform your business-critical enterprise applications faster than ever before, while enabling the next frontier of enterprise IT with 5G and edge solutions.“

Steve Canepa, Global GM and Managing Director of IBM Communications Sector, said: “Expanding partnerships helps customers leverage open hybrid cloud technology to gain greater deployment flexibility, increased security, and access to advanced services that can drive innovation. Combining Colt’s IQ network and on-demand portfolio with IBM Cloud Satellite accelerates the digital transformation and business outcomes of Colt and its customers with market-leading capabilities and deep industry expertise."