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Colt Data Centre Services & INAP commit to global alliance
Thu, 9th Aug 2018
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Colt Data Center Services and Internap (INAP) have announced a global, multi-year alliance to be based in North London.

INAP will partner with Colt Data Center Services in their North London facility to build a standalone, self-contained Tier 3-equivalent data center space. The facility is located in Welwyn Garden City.

The existing data center will be operation in Q4, after INAP completes the layering in of its new cloud stack and network technology.

“Our new UK-based team is really excited about this London Data Center opportunity, and we view the new alliance as a great fit given Colt DCS' and INAP's complementary Tier 3-equivalent data center footprints,” comments Andrew Day, INAP senior vice president and general manager of the company's international business unit.

As part of the deal, INAP will provide signature services including dedicated hosting, managed hosting, and multi-platform products, as well as colocation and Performance IP network services.

INAP and Colt Data Center Services will also work together to provide colocation services in each other's data center regions globally. Colt has locations in Europe and Asia Pacific, while INAP has a strong presence in the United States.

“We're thrilled to have INAP sell their infrastructure solutions out-of-the-gate into our North London Data Center that will be dedicated to them, and at the same time be able to leverage INAP's data centers notably in North America,” says Ben Tuckwell, Colt Data Center Services global channel director.

Isaac Douglas, INAP EMEA - APAC director, says his company is actively pursuing its data center services expansion in EMEA and APAC.

“Colt DCS' foothold in Europe and Asia gives us a great path to accelerate our speed-to-market and be able to offer our full range of services including multi-platform cloud solutions, dedicated and managed hosting, and colocation and Performance IP network services.

Colt recently launched its software-driven network in the United States.

"Colt has been disrupting the market for more than 25 years, from our beginning as the only challenger to the local incumbents in the City of London to today, where we are a global network challenger that thinks and acts differently in a rapidly consolidating US market," commented Carl Grivner, Colt's chief executive officer at the time.

INAP operates in 56, primarily Tier 3, data centers in 21 metropolitan markets and has 99 POPs around the world. INAP has over 1 million gross square feet in its portfolio, with approximately 600,000 square feet of sellable data center space.

Colt Data Center Services has been designing, building and operating large scale data centers and providing data center colocation services for more than 20 years at our 24 carrier-neutral data centers across Europe and Asia.