The companies’ female C-suite execs say their strategic partnership is about culture as well as tech.
Colt Technology Services has partnered PacketFabric, which specialises in on-demand connectivity for enterprise customers to the secure private internet.
Colt’s On Demand is directly integrated with PacketFabric’s Network as a Service (NaaS) platform. Initially this will enable PacketFabric’s enterprise customers to benefit from real-time connections to 100 data centres across Europe.
The press statement says, “PacketFabric’s global customer base can now create private, secure, low latency hybrid cloud and backbone connectivity in minutes, enabled via an API-based software defined interconnection with Colt.”
Colt’s On Demand platform is underpinned the Colt IQ Network, which spans more than 29,000 on net buildings and 900 data centres globally, and will greatly increase the reach of PacketFabric’s NaaS platform in Europe.
Diversity creates innovation
Jezzibell Gilmore, Co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer at PacketFabric, said “Not only is Colt an innovator and pioneer in connectivity services, but they lead the telecom industry in diversity and inclusion.
“As a women-founded start-up, we are passionate how Colt CEO Keri Gilder has been a champion for women in the telecom and tech industry – so this partnership is personally meaningful for me and my co-founder Anna Claiborne.”
Keri Gilder, CEO of Colt, commented, “At Colt, we don’t just want to transform how networks are provisioned, we also believe in changing how this sector is viewed and the voices that are heard in it.
“I am passionate about championing women and I am proud to be partnering with a company created and led by women. I see this collaboration being just an example of how we are innovating and delivering the networks of tomorrow for customers globally.”