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Internap and Colt join forces to extend global reach


Internap (INAP) and Colt have joined forces, using each other’s infrastructure to offer colocation services in new locations.

Internap is putting servers in one of Colt’s data centres in London; with the view of both companies extending their reach in Europe and the US.

As part of the agreement, Internap is establishing a presence in a Colt data centre in Welwyn Garden City, on the outskirts of London, UK, from which it will provide colocation, hosting services and its multi-platform cloud solution, which combines bare-metal and virtualised cloud servers.

Internap expects to be operational in London by the end of 2018, and will spend the next four months setting up its cloud stack and network functions.

Colt DCS currently operates 28 data centres, including 20 in Europe and eight in Asia, while the Colt Technology Services network connects North America, Europe and Asia.

Its recent expansion strategy appears to be partnership-based, having agreed an almost identical deal with vXchnge in January.

INAP has 38 facilities in the US, seven in Europe and ten in Asia. The company’s SVP and GM for international business, Andrew Day, said the alliance was viewed as, “a great fit given Colt DCS’ and INAP’s complementary Tier 3-equivalent data centre footprints,” stating that its new UK-based team is very excited about the company’s London deployment.

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