Global dedicated server, cloud hosting and colocation provider, INAP, has announced a multi-year alliance with Colt Data Centre Services UK Limited (COLT DCS). Under the partner agreement, INAP will build out a standalone, self-contained Tier 3-equivalent data center space in Colt DCS’s North London Facility located in Welwyn Garden City.
INAP will provide its “signature” services in the new London data center, including the latest dedicated server hosting, managed hosting, and its multi-platform cloud product set, along with colocation and ‘INAP Performance IP’ network services. The new INAP data center will be fully operational in Q4 after INAP layers in its new cloud stack and network technology.
Expanded Colocation Footprint
INAP and Colt Data Centre Services will also be partnering to be able to provide colocation services in each other’s data center footprint globally, with INAP having a strong history of strategic locations in the U.S. and Colt having the same in Europe and APAC.
“Our new UK-based team is really excited about this London data center opportunity,” said Andrew Day, SVP & GM, INAP International Business Unit. “We also view the new alliance as a great fit given Colt DCS’ and INAP’s complementary Tier 3-equivalent data center footprints.”
Colt Data Centre Services has been designing, building and operating large-scale data centers and providing data center colocation services for more than 20 years at its 24 carrier-neutral data centers across Europe and Asia.
“INAP is actively pursuing expansion of our existing data center services business in the EMEA & APAC regions,” said Isaac Douglas, Director, INAP EMEA & 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.”
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.