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Press Release -- June 3rd, 2020
Source: Colt Group
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Colt expands relationship with Oracle adding hosted and on-demand access to Oracle Cloud in Tokyo and Osaka

o facilitate the on-going cloud migrations of enterprises globally, Colt continues to provide high bandwidth, on-demand connectivity to Oracle Cloud

Tokyo, 2nd June 2020
Colt Technology Services, a leading provider of agile, high bandwidth connectivity solutions and a Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) today announced the availability of hosted on-demand access to Oracle Cloud Infrastracture in Tokyo through Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect.

This follows Colt’s announcement in May 2019, when it first began offering dedicated access to Oracle Cloud in Tokyo through Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect; supporting Oracle’s expanding footprint into Asia.

Colt On Demand for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure allows customers to self-provision secure, high bandwidth connectivity to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure regions in a matter of minutes, allowing them to dynamically scale bandwidth up or down in near-real-time. Colt On Demand for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is controlled by an online customer portal and purchased through a flexible, pay as you use commercial model.

Colt’s Cloud connectivity and On Demand proposition is underpinned by the Colt IQ Network – a 100Gbps optimised intelligent network that’s distributed to more than 900 data centres and 29,000 on net buildings points globally; with over 90 data centres and 2,500 on net buildings in Asia. The Colt IQ network delivers improved performance, enhanced control, flexibility and scalability which are critical when accessing business functions and data.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect provides dedicated connectivity to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and other Oracle Cloud services. FastConnect provides an easy, elastic and economical way for companies in Japan to connect to Oracle Cloud with high bandwidth and low latency, providing a more reliable and consistent networking experience versus public internet-based connections.

Masato Hoshino, Head of Asia and Representative Director & President of Japan for Colt said: “Ever since Colt and Oracle announced their initial collaboration in October 2018, we have increasingly shared a joint purpose and focus on delivering transformational value to enterprises all over the world and across all industry sectors by enabling the successful migrations of their critical business systems, applications and databases to the cloud.”

“We’re delighted to announce the expansion and upgrade of our capabilities to support Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect in Tokyo. A cloud-based digital transformation strategy requires a highly reliable network that provides secure, high bandwidth connectivity and is also highly scalable in order to cope with the benefits that cloud services deliver. Colt has invested heavily in ensuring it has a best-in-class network across the world to support enterprises cloud migrations, meaning that organisations can enter the next decade in the best possible position; able to digitally evolve and thrive.” Masato added.

“In February of this year, we announced the commencement of operations in Osaka, our second region in Japan to provide Oracle Cloud services. We understand the vital importance of having two Oracle Cloud Infrastructure data centre regions on the East and West sides of Japan in order to provide optimal security, resiliency and satisfaction to our customers said Vinay Kumar, vice president, product management, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. “The expanded collaboration between Colt and Oracle will now enable more organisations in Japan to benefit from our FastConnect services in Tokyo and Osaka. With FastConnect, organisations benefit from seamless, secure cloud connectivity that delivers the speed, reliability, and security that businesses need today.”

Oracle Cloud is built and optimised specifically to help enterprises run their workloads securely. Connecting to Oracle Cloud with Colt’s On Demand service and FastConnect, is a quick and easy way to start running workloads. The Oracle Cloud FastConnect and Colt On Demand is a solution that gives enterprise customers the performance, compatibility and security they require to run their most demanding workloads in the cloud, and easily connect them with the workloads they continue to run in their own data centres.

With unique architecture and capabilities, Oracle Cloud delivers unmatched security, performance and cost savings. Oracle’s Generation 2 Cloud is the only place to run Oracle Autonomous Database, the industry’s first and only self-driving database. Oracle Cloud offers a comprehensive Cloud Computing portfolio, from application development and business analytics to data management, integration, security, artificial intelligence (AI), and blockchain.

The hosted, dedicated on-demand access to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure in the Osaka region will be available in this summer.

About Colt

Colt strives to transform the way the world works through the power of connectivity. The Colt IQ Network connects 900+ data centres across Europe, Asia and North America’s largest business hubs, with over 29,000 on net buildings and growing.

Colt understands business connectivity requirements and provides high performance and high bandwidth solutions to enable customers’ success, with Colt’s vision centering on being the most customer oriented business in the industry. Customers include data intensive organisations spanning over 210 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 www.colt.net.

About Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is an enterprise Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform. Companies of all sizes rely on Oracle Cloud to run enterprise and cloud native applications with mission-critical performance and core-to-edge security. By running both traditional and new workloads on a comprehensive cloud that includes compute, storage, networking, database, and containers, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure can dramatically increase operational efficiency and lower total cost of ownership. For more information, visit https://www.oracle.com/cloud/.

About Oracle PartnerNetwork
Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) is Oracle’s partner program that provides partners with a differentiated advantage to develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle’s products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle’s growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to be recognized and rewarded for their investment in Oracle Cloud. Partners engaging with Oracle will be able to differentiate their Oracle Cloud expertise and success with customers through the OPN Cloud program – an innovative program that complements existing OPN program levels with tiers of recognition and progressive benefits for partners working with Oracle Cloud. To find out more visit: http://www.oracle.com/partners.

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