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Introduction

Colt’s new owner, Fidelity, has separated the Data Centre Services (DCS) business out into a separate entity. The co-location provider is targeting two markets: hyperscale cloud service providers and enterprise hybrid cloud customers.

Highlights

  • Much of what goes on in the cloud is done at hyperscale. Colt DCS aims to serve the hyperscale market, but with a local supplier's knowledge of the geographic market and culture.

Features and Benefits

  • Understand Colt DCS's unique selling points and attributes.
  • Understand Colt's challenges and why networks and cloud are better apart from a supplier's perspective.

Key questions answered

  • Which are Colt DCS's target markets?
  • How does Colt DCS differentiate itself from its competitors?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Solid funding and regional presence are the two essentials for a midsize co-lo like Colt DCS
  • Colt DCS has a two-pronged cloud strategy addressing the needs of both cloud service providers and enterprises
  • Colt DCS is determined to succeed in a business in which communications providers have a poor track record

Appendix

  • Further reading
  • Author

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