PacketFabric Expands Its SDN Services into Europe Via Colt on Demand

Colt’s on-demand offering is now directly integrated with PacketFabric’s Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) platform. This would enable PacketFabric’s enterprise customers to benefit from real-time network connectivity to 100 key data center locations across Europe.

As a provider of global high bandwidth connectivity solutions, Colt’s Q Network connects data centers across Europe, Asia and North America’s largest business hubs. PacketFabric’s Network-as-a-Service platform orchestrates and guarantees connectivity between colocation facilities, clouds, and offers private network interconnection. Their strategic partnership sees Colt’s On Demand offering being directly integrated with PacketFabric’s NaaS platform.

“When we looked at our European expansion plans, it was clear that Colt was the right strategic partner for PacketFabric,” said Jezzibell Gilmore, co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer, PacketFabric. “Not only is Colt an innovator and pioneer in connectivity services, but they lead the telecom industry in diversity and inclusion. As a women-founded start-up, we are passionate how Colt CEO Keri Gilder has been a champion for women in the telecom and tech industry – so this partnership is personally meaningful for me and my co-founder Anna Claiborne.”

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Photo Keri Gilder, CEO of Colt
“Colt strives to transform the way the world works through the power of connectivity and this collaboration with PacketFabric will offer enterprise customers the agility and flexibility they need to take on the business challenges of today,” said Keri Gilder, CEO of Colt.

PacketFabric’s global customer base can now create private, secured, low latency hybrid cloud and backbone connectivity in minutes, enabled via an API-based software defined interconnection with Colt. Colt’s On Demand platform is underpinned by the Colt IQ Network, which spans more than 29,000 on-net buildings and 900 data centers globally. It would significantly increase the reach of PacketFabric’s advanced NaaS platform throughout Europe.

“Colt strives to transform the way the world works through the power of connectivity and this collaboration with PacketFabric will offer enterprise customers the agility and flexibility they need to take on the business challenges of today,” said Keri Gilder, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Colt. “At Colt, we don’t just want to transform how networks are provisioned, we also believe in changing how this sector is viewed and the voices that are heard in it. I am passionate about championing women and I am proud to be partnering with a company created and led by women. I see this collaboration being just an example of how we are innovating and delivering the networks of tomorrow for customers globally.”

“Structure Research’s Global Data Center and Colocation Report reported that EU interconnection will continue to populate and expand,” said Anna Claiborne, co-founder and Senior Vice President Product and Engineering, PacketFabric. “The market will see significant expansion which bodes well for our partnership and joint enterprise customers.”

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