Colt says it now can enable its customers to configure and activate Ethernet networks across service provider boundaries software defined networking capabilities very rapidly. Colt says
collaboration with an unnamed North American partner allows Colt customers to locate a service on the Colt On Demand portal, set up a data service, run video over the connection, flex the available bandwidth and then shut the service down all within 10 minutes.
That is important when enterprises need a temporary change in bandwidth at any specific location, or when connections to new partners must be quickly adjusted. According to a recent survey, the average European enterprise uses 987 cloud services. Furthermore, the number of cloud providers grew 61 percent, year over year, according to Colt.