Colt and Atman partner to provide high performance and high bandwidth solutions
Colt and Atman partner to provide high performance and high bandwidth solutions to enterprises across Central and Eastern Europe
Colt Technology Services, a leading provider of agile, high bandwidth connectivity solutions, and Atman, the leader of the Polish data center market and telecommunications operator, announced a partnership to provide to customers and telecommunications partners the possibility of setting up connections at the Atman data centres. By exploiting the expertise of Colt and Atman, businesses in the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) can facilitate and accelerate their digital transformation through agile, on-demand and high bandwidth services.
Digital technology is at the center of today’s economic development debate due to its wide use during the COVID-19 outbreak. While there is no doubt that the pandemic is amplifying the adoption of new technologies, these advancements have been changing the world over the past two decades, from living standards to the very nature of our work.
The rapid spread of technology, accelerated by the pandemic, has led to a pressing need for businesses and governments to adapt. Thanks to this partnership, Colt and Atman will be able to provide greater support to companies and organisations, including those seeking to expand further in Europe and around the world, and multinationals wishing to consolidate their presence in the CEE region. All this will be achieved through connectivity to the fibre networks and data centres of Atman and interconnection with the Colt IQ Network, which already connects over 29,000 buildings and 900 data centres globally. This partnership will alter the Polish connectivity ecosystem, facilitating links between corporate offices and subsidiaries and supporting firms’ globalisation strategies with on-demand and high-speed connectivity services.
In recent months, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced many changes and pushed numerous companies to accelerate their digital transformation journies. They have had to change the way they use networks almost overnight, giving greater priority to speed, stability, and security. Thanks to this collaboration between two important network providers, businesses in the region will be able to compete in this new era with confidence, supported by a secure, flexible, scalable, and highly reliable network.
Colt invested in the region as a response to its rapid economic growth, providing the high bandwidth connectivity needed to ensure businesses continue to thrive. This expansion is connecting major hubs in the area with more than 7,000 km of new fibre infrastructure. The 10 cities which are connected include Cracow and Warsaw. Colt Polish customers benefit from the unique, purpose-built, intelligent network which is fully-integrated with the Cloud. This means connectivity to six data centres in Warsaw and Cracow and growing.
“A cloud-based digital transformation strategy requires a highly reliable network that provides secure, high bandwidth connectivity and is also scalable in order to cope with the benefits that cloud services deliver. The partnership between Colt and Atman is important in boosting competitiveness, raising productivity, and meeting current and future business needs across the region,” said Szczech, Leszek, Sales Account Executive Poland at Colt Technology Services. “In 2018 we announced a significant expansion of the Colt IQ Network in the Central and Eastern Europe. The region continues to be an increasingly important region for Colt and our customers. We are determined to meet the growing needs of the Polish and international companies we serve, who are driving economic recovery in the CEE and around the world.”
“Despite the global COVID-19 crisis continuing, the need for connectivity, network and data centres services continues to increase,” commented Justyna Lenart, Wholesale Department Director at Atman. “This partnership with Colt brings together Atman’s data centre expertise and Colt’s first-class high performance and high bandwidth solutions. We are providing a very important add value on the market, for both business customers and operators, to accelerate recovery.”
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
ATM S.A. is the Polish data center market leader as well as an expert in security of data transmission and processing. Under the Atman brand the company provides colocation, hosting and cloud computing services in its data centers with 16,470 sq m of the total space. Using own international links and fiber-optic networks in the largest Polish cities, Atman offers broadband IP services including Internet access and data transmission. Major recipients of the services are telecommunications operators, traditional media, Internet portals, financial institutions, commercial and industrial companies. More information at www.atman.pl