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Colt Technology Services has announced that Mitsubishi Research Institute DCS Co. Ltd (MRI DCS) is using its Dedicated Cloud Access (DCA) and Ethernet solutions for their new service “Dibertas”.

Dibertas is a multi-cloud storage service which aggregates data from various environments enabling its customers to access and utilise data across multiple cloud services and on-premises environments. Colt's DCA and Ethernet solutions underpin Dibertas' features by delivering higher reliability, data security and lower latency when compared to public internet connections.

Colt DCA is powered by the Colt IQ Network, which connects over 29,000 on net buildings and more than 900 data centres globally: with over 90 data centres and 2,500 on net buildings in Asia. The Colt IQ Network delivers improved performance, enhanced control, flexibility and scalability, which are critical when accessing core business functions and data.

“One of the most important advantages of using Dibertas is that our customers can access their data at various locations securely and quickly. We use our own data centre based on the concept of keeping our customers' data safe and secure at the specified location. Typically, the server and the storage are in the same place and connected by a cable, but this time, they are in different places and connected by a network. Therefore, we needed best-in-class connectivity. We are satisfied with Colt’s extremely secure and low latency network,” said Takashi Gouda, Managing Executive Officer Digital Transformation Unit Head, Mitsubishi Research Institute DCS Co. Ltd.

“The consultancy service at Colt helped us a lot in the process of connecting to the public cloud, so that we were able to design and develop the network environment in the public cloud that matches the customer whether there is IP duplication,“ said Minoru Ando, ICT Business & Systems Group Data Technology Division General Manager, Mitsubishi Research Institute DCS Co. Ltd.

Mr. Goda added, “Last but not least, Colt brought us great satisfaction in terms of cost performance as well. Initially, we considered using another carrier as a backup, but the increased cost was a concern. However, Colt’s fully redundant ring configuration reassured us that we could provide a stable network using just one carrier. Upon this consideration, we evaluated Colt was the best in terms of stability, reliability and costefficiency.”

Masato Hoshino, Colt Technology Services President, and Head of Asia said, “We are delighted to be working with MRI for their Dibertas service. Together, we are focused on improving the solutions that businesses need when moving to the cloud. As a connectivity provider, we are working hard to proactively understand the latest market needs to ensure our products and sales offerings are aligned to the future of industry. We remain focused on ensuring our customers remain at the heart of everything we do.”

Currently, Dibertas can be used for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure, with other cloud services to be added depending on customer needs. In the future, MRI DCS is planning to expand to the western part of Japan, adding facilities to be used as a mutual backup, as well as developing new services that can be used effectively when combining with Dibertas.

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