Colt introduces access to Oracle Cloud Services in Paris via FastConnect

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

Colt Technology Services is offering connectivity services to the Oracle Cloud Paris Region via Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) FastConnect. The addition of the Oracle Cloud Paris Region builds on Colt’s connection to Oracle Cloud Marseille Region and offers enterprise customers data centre resiliency and diversity, which are critical in supporting businesses that are hosting their critical data in the cloud.

It also helps enterprises in France to take advantage of on-demand, high-speed, secure connectivity from their on-premise sites to Oracle Cloud in Marseille. Colt’s own fibre network in France is made up of three Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs) in Paris, Lyon and Marseille, which spans to over 4,100 connected enterprise buildings and 103 connected data centres; delivering a cloud optimised infrastructure.

Colt’s offering, coupled with Oracle’s FastConnect service, helps create a high performing, end-to-end, connectivity experience for enterprises in Paris to connect to Oracle Cloud; delivering a more secure, reliable, agile and lower latency networking experience versus public internet-based connections.

This represents the latest expansion of the work between Colt and Oracle, with Colt launching both hosted and dedicated port options via its Dedicated Cloud Access and On Demand portfolios to the Oracle Cloud Regions, including in London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Osaka, Zurich, Milan, Stockholm, Madrid and Marseille.

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

With OCI, customers benefit from improved security, consistent high performance, simple predictable pricing, and the tools and expertise needed that may help enable enterprises to bring workloads to the cloud quickly and efficiently.

Jaya Deshmukh, Executive Vice President – Strategy and Transformation at Colt, said: “The past years have shown us, more than any others, not only the importance of agile, on-demand, high bandwidth network infrastructure, but also the wider technological ecosystem that had to rapidly come together as the world changed. The fast-evolving landscape required us to become more flexible and bring transformative networking solutions to our customers faster than ever. Our growing relationship with Oracle is one we’re extremely proud of, as it has seen our businesses facilitate numerous cloud transformations, which have allowed enterprises to continue to evolve in a new era of great uncertainty.”

“By adding this second Oracle FastConnect connection in France, Oracle and Colt will continue to support the growing needs of enterprises in this critical region,” Deshmukh added.

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