IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) from Colt gives you access to a complete set of integrated compute, storage and network resources

With IaaS from Colt you can scale your IT infrastructure in line with your business. Upgrade/ downgrade on the go via Colt’s ISO27001 data centres underpinned by our enterprise grade data network.

IaaS is delivered from 8 EU data centre locations which means that your services, data and applications stay within your country, and are in line with the most rigorous local regulations.

  • Facilitates business change - cost reduction, transformation

  • Drive reduced planning and investment cycles

  • Respond more quickly to daily, seasonal and future requirements

  • Respond to changing competition and new market opportunities

Use cases

  • Demands for IT to respond more quickly to business requests for new and additional capacity
  • Demands to create greater cost efficiency in IT delivery and creating more productive environments
  • Testing and delivery of new projects; management of seasonal peaks  in a quick and cost effective manner
  • Hybrid cloud model to suit changing business requirements and support robust security policies

How it works

Which IaaS is right for you?

Colt’s IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) services combine IT scalability with enterprise quality and commercial flexibility. Services can be configured and consumed from European data centres via different models tailored to your needs:

  • If you need to spin up IT resources for immediate use and with minimal technical expertise, you can opt for our On-Demand IaaS services.

These will allow you to scale resources up and down as needed, keep track of your resources and pay per server, per hour.

  • If you need direct access to a pool of IT resources in order to build a self-managed infrastructure, you can opt for our vCloud Virtual Data Centre services.

These will allow you to easily leverage internal and external IT resources and build hybrid cloud environments. You will have more visibility and control over the end-to-end infrastructure configuration.




IaaS on demand

On-Demand IT infrastructure brings you the benefits of best in-class enterprise IT capability consumed as a simple instantly available service. At the touch of a button you can upgrade your compute, storage and network resources to cope with extra load, and then downgrade when things slow down.

The service is ideal for application development and test teams or projects which have fluctuating demand or require rapid access to IT services for periods of a few months.

Gain a competitive advantage while maintaining a positive cash flow. Pay per use, per month without any long term contract commitments.



  • A simple financial model, with running costs and software licences included and no major capex spend or long term contracts
  • Catalogue style purchasing via an online portal; operating systems ready-installed and licensed; remote management and clear separation of user rights
  • Agile platform ready for both seasonality and the unexpected
  • The performance, reliability and security to satisfy your own internal policies and regulations
  • Enterprise backup and recovery as well as virtual replication services available for full data protection capability
  • Transparent migration between storage tiers with a guaranteed performance per tier




Colt vCloud Virtual Data Centre

Colt were the first vCloud Virtual Datacentre Service Provider in Europe and we now own one of the largest VMware vCloud footprint in Europe.

Colt vCloud Virtual Data Centre is a self-managed service, ideally suited to customers that have already invested in VMware and wish to retain control over how they use their IT infrastructure.

It delivers additional resource via an enterprise class infrastructure as, when and where you need it – at a significantly lower cost than a proprietary approach.

You gain the flexibility of „on demand‟ capacity and the ability to manage their own workloads. Using a self-service portal, you can  deliver a consistent and familiar user experience based on the VMware management systems.

  • With multiple tiers of storage available to choose from, you can mix and match the storage tiers to match your business requirements
  • Simple financial model with running costs and software licences included
  • Guaranteed resource availability
  • Enhanced Networking options and self-service back-up and replication features
  • Create a hybrid cloud model to suite your business requirements
  • 20 data centre facilities across Europe
  • Backup and replication available for business continuity and disaster recovery capabilities

Why our solution

  • Comprehensive SLA covering Application, Infrastructure and Network
  • Optimised Price/Performance
  • Wide choice of hosting locations for data residency
  • Dual Site Business Continuity within country

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