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Press Release -- May 17th, 2019
Source: Colt Group, Phoenix NAP

Colt Technology Services Joins phoenixNAP’s Global Carrier Network

phoenixNAP adds Colt to its carrier-neutral data center in Phoenix.

phoenixNAP®, a global IT services provider offering security-focused cloud infrastructure, dedicated servers, colocation, and specialized Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) technology solutions, today announced the expansion of carrier connectivity with Colt, a global provider of on-demand, high bandwidth network and communication solutions. As the connectivity hub in Phoenix, Arizona, and the only AWS Direct Connect location in the region, phoenixNAP is a strategic data center location for Colt to improve access to its extensive Colt IQ Network.

Connecting over 850+ data centers with over 27,500 on net buildings, the Colt IQ Network enables organizations to set up cloud environments with maximized reach. Colt is also recognized as an innovator in the fields of software defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV). As a globally established network carrier, Colt continually expands its footprint to ensure maximum service availability, resilience, and diversity while enabling local access for its customers. phoenixNAP’s global data center network provides Colt with direct access to major national and international gateways.

“We are thrilled to welcome Colt to our flagship data center in Phoenix,” said Ian McClarty, president at phoenixNAP. “As a recognized industry leader with global infrastructure and proven reliability, Colt complements our current carrier infrastructure and further enables us to ensure fast, reliable, and secure services across the globe, allowing us to keep delivering on our promise of providing customers with resilient and affordable connectivity options across multiple continents.”

Colt is a significant addition to phoenixNAP’s carrier-neutral data center in Phoenix, as it will provide its customers with more diversified connectivity options. Following the growing demand for customized carrier options and better global interconnectivity, phoenixNAP continually adds new carrier options and data center locations to ensure excellent connectivity. Organizations looking to set up a global IT infrastructure, adopt reliable cloud solutions or use managed IT services can leverage a wide breath of data center solutions available from phoenixNAP. Offered on an opex-based model, phoenixNAP’s solutions enable unhindered growth and easily scalable IT operations with unmatched reliability.

“The collaboration with phoenixNAP was a result of our strategic decision to improve the availability of services to customers’ in the region,” said Andrew Edison, VP Wholesale, at Colt. “Since Colt launched in the US in June of last year, we have focused on increasing our presence in this important market. As part of this, we were looking for a state-of-the-art facility with existing global interconnections and reliable services. phoenixNAP delivered just that, and we are excited about our future collaboration.”

phoenixNAP is a Premier Service Provider in the VMware® Cloud Provider Program and a Platinum Veeam Cloud & Service Provider partner. phoenixNAP is also a PCI DSS Validated Service Provider and its flagship facility is SOC Type 1 and SOC Type 2 audited.

About phoenixNAP
phoenixNAP® is a global IT services provider with a focus on cybersecurity and compliance-readiness, whose progressive Infrastructure-as-a-Service solutions are delivered from strategic edge locations worldwide. Its cloud, dedicated servers, hardware leasing, and colocation options are built to meet always evolving IT businesses requirements. Providing comprehensive disaster recovery solutions, DDoS-protected global network, hybrid IT deployments with software and hardware-based security, phoenixNAP fully supports its clients’ business continuity planning. Offering scalable and resilient opex solutions with expert staff to assist, phoenixNAP supports growth and innovation in businesses of any size enabling their digital transformation.

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

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