Farfetch uses Colt services to network its offices and clouds, for internet access, and to connect to its cloud environments. A managed private network connects the Farfetch corporate head office and branch offices, and provides users with internet access. Further Colt services connect the company’s data centres in China and Europe. The data centres host sales, financial and other applications that support the Farfetch online marketplace, as well as the company’s development environment. To keep data synchronised across the data centres, there’s a constant two-way stream of traffic between China — Farfetch’s single most important market — and Europe. “Colt provides connections with the capacity and availability to allow high throughput and keep our data in sync,” says Ricardo. “Understanding that we can’t afford a moment of downtime, Colt built resilience into those connections with diverse routing via London and Hong Kong.”