Telco Colt has launched a new range of "simplified" on-demand cloud comms services for SMEs.

The Colt Ceano suite of ICT services will allow the channel to sell, configure and manage services in the SME market. Colt Ceano allows partners and their customers to add or remove services via an online portal, without the need for upfront capital outlay on new hardware.

Services include virtual server and virtual desktop systems, security and infrastructure management, communication and collaboration applications, and voice and internet access, all delivered from Colt data centres.

"SMEs only pay for the services and capacity they need, safe in the knowledge that these can be scaled up and down as required," said Colt.

Channel partners will also have the option to widen the Colt provided portfolio with their own services.

Keith Humphreys, managing consultant and industry analyst at EuroLAN Research, said: "Resellers are transitioning from selling products to selling solutions. Colt Ceano will enable channel partners to benefit from on-going revenue streams and deeper customer relationships through on-going service provision."