Colt Dedicated Cloud Access

This product was formerly known as Cloud Connectivity: etherXEN for AWS, etherXEN for Azure, and etherXEN for SoftLayer prior to March 13th, 2017. Please visit the product mapping page for details →

Service overview

Colt Dedicated Cloud Access is a high-quality, secure network solution that uses either Colt Ethernet Line, Colt Ethernet VPN, or other private networks to connect a you to the cloud (AWS, Azure, Bluemix). Depending on your needs needs, this connection can be 1) a point-topoint Colt Ethernet Line, 2) multiple client access points through Colt Ethernet VPN, or 3) a data centre connection.

Why choose Colt for cloud connectivity services?

  • Direct connection to each cloud
  • Fully bandwidth-guaranteed connectivity possible (Colt Ethernet VPN guarantees bandwidth)
  • Low-cost data transfer with low-latency high-bandwidth circuits
  • Multiple VLANs supported (up to 1Gbps)
  • Direct connection to global cloud connection points available
  • Highly flexible design, delivery, and cost thanks to Colt’s own-fibre infrastructure

Azure connection features

  • Colt is an authorized Azure Express Route provider that supports Express Route, which is a private connection service based around a direct connection to Microsoft.
  • Azure and Colt Ethernet VPNs are connected in a redundant configuration.
  • There are three types of Express Route peering for Colt Ethernet Line (Microsoft Peering, Azure Public Peering, Azure Private Peering), whereas Colt Ethernet VPN only supports Azure Private Peering.

Specifications

Colt Ethernet Line Colt Ethernet VPN
Product 10M/50M/100M/200M/500M/1G/2G/3G 200M/500M
Configuration Point-to-point (Connect to Azure from single access point) Point-to-multipoint (Connect to Azure from multiple access points)
Service area Tokyo 23 Wards, Tama, Kawasaki, Yokohama, Saitama, Chiba, Part of Osaka
SLA Delivery, incident recovery, availability, bandwidth Delivery, failure recovery, availability
Other Guaranteed bandwidth from Client to Azure Bandwidth only guaranteed between Colt Ethernet VPN and Azure
Supported peering Private Peering/Public Peering/Microsoft Peering Private Peering

Azure service form

Bluemix Infrastructure* connection features

  • Guaranteed bandwidth or partially guaranteed bandwidth burstable Ethernet Line connection between the client’s environment and IBM Bluemix Infrastructure.
  • Connect directly to Bluemix Infrastructure without renting a rack from TY2 and reduce costs.
*Formerly SoftLayer

Specifications

Colt Ethernet Line
Product Guaranteed bandwidth: 100M/1G
Burst: 100M/300M (Max 1G Bandwidth point)
接続形態 Point-to-point (Connect from single access point)
提供エリア Tokyo 23 Wards, Tama, Kawasaki, Yokohama, Saitama, Chiba, Some of Osaka
SLA Delivery, incident recovery, availability, bandwidth
その他 Guaranteed bandwidth from client to Bluemix

Bluemix service form

AWS connection features

  • Colt Ethernet Line provides a fully bandwidth-guaranteed (Colt Ethernet VPN guarantees bandwidth)
  • Colt provides Direct Connect in Tokyo, Osaka, Singapore, Dublin, London, Amsterdam, and Frankfurt.
  • Colt is an Authorized APN Technology Partner and is used by multiple enterprise and system integrators, a majority of which use high bandwidth connections ranging upwards of 1Gbps.

Specifications

Colt Ethernet Line Colt Ethernet VPN
Provided Guaranteed bandwidth: 50M/100M/200M/300M/400M/500M/1G
Burst: 1G/3G/5G (Max 10G Bandwidth Possible)
50M/100M/200M/300M/400M/500M
Configuration Point-to-point (Connect from single access point) Point-to-multipoint (Connect from multiple access points)
Service area Tokyo 23 Wards, Tama, Kawasaki, Yokohama, Saitama, Chiba, Part of Osaka
Available VPC ~500M: 1 VPC
Over 1G: Multiple VPCs Available (Tagged VLAN Required)
1 VPC per Optional GW Contract
SLA Delivery, incident recovery, availability, bandwidth recovery Delivery, incident recovery, availability
Other Guaranteed bandwidth from client to AWS Bandwidth only guaranteed between Colt Ethernet VPN and AWS

AWS service form

Colt Cloud Connectivity Service coverage area

(January, 2017 – Current)

Virtual Connect/Cloud gateway

Connect to public cloud environments from multiple access points with a wide variety of Colt access circuits.

  • High performance with dedicated bandwidth to public cloud
  • Access to multiple cloud services over a single access point

Access options

Service name AWS Virtual Connect Azure Virtual Connect Cloud Gateway
Service type Dedicated-bandwidth service Cloud gateway
Bandwidth 50Mbps / 100Mbps / 200Mbps / 300Mbps / 400Mbps / 500Mbps 200Mbps / 500Mbps
Available services Private service / public service1
SLA Uptime, fault handling, service initialization date
Optional services Reporting (traffic volume)
Remarks 1Private and public services can be covered by a single contract Separate contract required per Group ID used with etherXEN Multi-Connect

Virtual Connect/Cloud gateway service form

Secure and reliable connection to major cloud providers (AWS, IBM Bluemix (formerly SoftLayer), Microsoft Azure).
Get the cloud connectivity you always wanted.