View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter – data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Networking
July 7, 2021

Colt and IBM to partner on 5G and edge technology solutions

Colt and IBM plan to jointly explore innovative use cases using IBM Cloud Satellite systems and Edge Application Manager

Colt and IBM partner to help customers adopt 5G and edge technology solutions. Credit: Colt Technology Services Group Limited.

Colt Technology Services has announced plans to collaborate with technology company IBM to help customers adopt 5G and edge technology solutions.

Under the collaboration, the companies will help customers adopt edge computing strategy to be able to move data and applications across hybrid cloud environments, from private data centres to the edge.

Colt and IBM plan to jointly explore innovative use cases using IBM Cloud Satellite systems and Edge Application Manager, to benefit enterprise customers across 29,000 enterprise buildings.

Colt stated that the companies are currently adopting new cloud technologies to address their business challenges.

It also noted that managing new, distributed infrastructure is not simple for the organisations, particularly when these applications have stringent location-dependent requirements that include low latency, regional data compliance and resiliency.

Built on Red Hat OpenShift, IBM Cloud Satellite systems are designed to allow companies to install open and secure the company’s Cloud services anywhere they choose.

Colt said that the virtual machines for IBM Cloud Satellite can be configured using a management and orchestration tool with zero-touch provisioning.

Content from our partners
Webinar - Top 3 Ways to Build Security into DevOps
Tech sector is making progress on diversity, but advances must accelerate
How to bolster finance functions and leverage tech to future-proof operational capabilities

The company’s on-demand networking capabilities help critical connectivity to be provisioned in near-real time to enable distributed cloud deployments at the edge with IBM Edge Application Manager for its customers across 29,000 enterprise buildings.

Colt Partner Development and Success vice-president Mark Hollman said: “Colt and IBM have been working together for many years across multiple markets and verticals with a focus on accelerating digital transformation.

“As we see an increasing demand for multi and distributed cloud environments, we will collaborate on how we can serve our joint customers.

“We’re exploring now how to combine our Colt IQ Network with IBM’s hybrid cloud platform, to help deliver innovative solutions designed to help accelerate digital transformation for our enterprise customers.’’

Topics in this article: ,
Websites in our network
NEWSLETTER Sign up Tick the boxes of the newsletters you would like to receive. Tech Monitor's research, insight and analysis examines the frontiers of digital transformation to help tech leaders navigate the future. Our Changelog newsletter delivers our best work to your inbox every week.
I consent to New Statesman Media Group collecting my details provided via this form in accordance with the Privacy Policy