Information about our partner - Colt

About our partnership with Colt

We partner with Colt because it allows us to increase the quality and diversity of our managed network and application services portfolio. With Colt, we can add more flexibility to our client networking solutions, increasing availability and delivering greater access to last-mile networks in Europe. Our combined expertise means we can offer customers complete ICT solutions with bespoke service management. Customers benefit from our global operational strength, software development skills, flexibility and expertise, and support from Colt’s IQ network.

The partnership between Colt and SAS has gone from strength to strength, with over five years of successfully working together to deliver solutions for our customers.

Please click here to see the recent case study about SAS and Colt delivering on-demand services for a large customer who has moved their SAP infrastructure to Amazon Web Services -

About Colt

Colt aims to be the leader in enabling customers’ digital transformation through agile and on-demand, high bandwidth solutions. The Colt IQ Network connects 850+ data centres across Europe, Asia and North America’s largest business hubs, with over 27,500 on net buildings and growing.

Colt has built its reputation on putting customers first. Customers include data intensive organisations spanning over 213 cities in more than 30 countries. Colt is a recognised innovator and pioneer in Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Function Virtualisation (NFV). Privately owned, Colt is one of the most financially sound companies in its industry and able to provide the best customer experience at a competitive price. For more information, please visit

Data & Networking

Data is a precious business asset; it needs to be easily accessible and protected so you can work with agility and speed. Colt enables you to do just that using our non-Internet based, high performance private networking solutions whether you work in one city, one country or across Europe and beyond.

Efficient communication across all your offices and the ability to easily exchange information with suppliers and partners are vital to success in a fast moving marketplace. To do all that you need a single, highly reliable network that supports all of your applications including voice. Add stringent security and service level agreements to the mix and you’re ready to work with confidence.

Whether you’re thinking about consolidating your servers, or want a distributed approach, Colt can help. If you have network specialists in your IT department or wish to completely outsource your WAN network, we can offer a wide range of solutions to make the most of your applications and communications.


The Colt Ethernet products provide companies with the ability to interconnect their businesses using an Ethernet connection. The products offer the opportunity to create wide area networks (WANs) or metropolitan area networks (MAN) with a LAN interface. This enables savings for the customer in terms of customer premise equipment (CPE) as well as the simplification of Enterprise network management.

With Colt, you can be sure there’s an Ethernet service that fits the needs of your business. Colt’s comprehensive portfolio provides a point-to-point managed Ethernet Line serviceethernet Hub and Spoke wan servicesbusiness Ethernet VPN and even dedicated infrastructure with Private Ethernet.

Colt’s track record in ensuring that your network is consistently robust is one of the reasons they have won so many awards for customer service over the years.

IP Access

Colt IP Access provides a dedicated permanent access to the public Internet. The service allows customers to connect business sites of all sizes to the Internet easily, efficiently and securely with guaranteed IP bandwidth.

The service is based on the Colt European fiber network and IP infrastructure. It’s a perfect basis for today’s demanding business applications from providing content and using cloud services to VoIP and online backup. 

Colt Business Internet Access is as fast as you want it to be – up to 10gbps – and genuinely provides unlimited bandwidth to keep you moving.

Colt has arguably the most impressive European and Asian coverage of any service provider; offering internet access services in 14 EU countries, and in Japan, Singapore & Hong Kong.

So, whether you’re looking for local access, or for pan-European coverage, Colt can give you an easy solution to your needs: you don’t need to work out a host of different agreements with different suppliers in different places.


Colt IP VPN is an IP-based virtual private network (VPN) service that provides customers with the security expected of a private network while at the same time offering significant benefits of a shared network in terms of cost and optimal connectivity.

Any-to-any connectivity of sites, regardless of their sizes, into a customer’s network can be achieved easily, efficiently and securely, whether these sites are located within a single country or at diverse locations around the world.

Minimise exposure of your business to hacking, data breaches, and DDoS attacks. Colt’s IP VPN, connects all your business sites over a private network that never traverses public internet.

Colt IP VPN is high speed with a range of resiliency options, always ensuring seamless access to essential business applications. You get all the security you’d expect from a private network while gaining the cost-saving benefits of our own shared network.

We have our own extensive metropolitan network coverage in Europe, supported by Colt managed connectivity to other key global locations across the world. It all adds up to a complete end-to end managed solution. So, you can then concentrate your efforts on growing your business in the way that suits you best.


On Demand Solution

On Demand is Colt’s SDN-enabled self-service platform that provides real time connectivity between data centers, enterprise buildings and cloud service providers in Europe and Asia. On Demand offers a number of benefits including online ordering, rapid service delivery & bandwidth flexing and supports both traditional multi-year fixed term contracts and a new flexible commercial model.

Colt is the first carrier in Europe to disrupt today’s network services at this scale. This innovation is now possible by leveraging SDN (Software Defined Networking) and NFV (Network Function Virtualisations) technologies.

Colt On Demand Service is your business solution for all your business sites to cloud computing, disaster recovery, business continuity planning, content delivery, applications and host of other remotely-based IT services.

Once the service is in place, we can easily scale it up or down using Colt's On Demand portal. So no matter how a customer's usage patterns change, we can maintain performance at the right level. The ability to connect and flex the bandwidth in this way is a unique Colt advantage.


Colt DCS is 100% carrier neutral, so can manage private and secure connections to all major cloud platforms, to assure that your business achieves the success it deserves, for colocation and hybrid cloud connectivity no matter where you are in the world.

Your company’s data centre requirements need to adapt to new technologies and changing business requirements. Colt offer a wide range of colocation solutions, leveraging our modular designs for customised – and simplified – services delivered with flexible and transparent commercial solutions.

Flexibility and scale is increasingly important in an age where some applications that are here today could be gone tomorrow, while others will proliferate and require room to grow in the data centre and across geographies.

You’ll benefit by being able to deploy your IT resources more effectively elsewhere, and you will solve the problem of trying to find your own floor space for your data and equipment – then keep it physically secure.