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Colt connectivity arrives for enterprises and cloud providers in Japan
Thu, 22nd Feb 2018
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Colt announced that it is expanding 100Gbps connectivity solutions in Japan to better serve the needs of enterprises, financial organisations and cloud service providers in the region.

The extended connectivity centres around the Inzai Data Center district, strategically located near Tokyo's central business area.

It will enable businesses in Tokyo to meet their customers' growing needs as well as creating new opportunities for companies.

Network expansion in Japan is an important part of Colt's strategy, ensuring an extensive presence in the world's top 100Gbps cities.

In 2017, Colt launched its on-demand services in Japan, strengthening its position as a provider of intelligent connectivity solutions with both the scalability and flexibility.

Further, in 2017, the company launched its Nagoya Metro Area Network (MAN), bringing the total number of MANs on the Colt IQ Network to 50.

Along with its protected domestic backbone network and pre-existing metro networks in Tokyo and Osaka, the Colt IQ Network now extends connectivity solutions to Japan's top commercial centres.

Globally, Colt provides fibre connectivity solutions to more than 200 of the world's key cities in Asia, Europe, and North America.

The requirement for high bandwidth services in the region will continue to increase significantly.

This is particularly true for cloud service providers, who are looking for both higher bandwidth networking and SDN enabled connectivity solutions.

According to the Cisco Global Cloud Index, Forecast and Methodology, 2016-2021, data center based traffic is expected to nearly double by the end of the decade, growing from 11.6 zettabytes in 2017 to 20.6 zettabytes in 2021, with the cloud accounting for 95% of this traffic.

Colt's president Kenji Hioki says “Colt is interconnected with 70 data centers in Tokyo alone, helping enterprises with their connectivity solutions needs in the city and across the Asia Pacific region.

“The extended connectivity centred around the Inzai Data Center district takes us deeper into serving businesses needs in the region and further highlights Colt's commitment to being better connected.

“Businesses can now have greater access to on-demand capabilities, optimal efficiency and scalability in the cloud.

The Inzai Data Center district is designed to withstand earthquakes.

This ensures mission-critical coverage and disaster recovery, guaranteeing businesses are always connected, regardless of uncontrollable natural events.

Customers include data-intensive organisations spanning over 200 cities in nearly 30 countries.