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The 13-11-2018

The new European regulation on the free movement of non-personal data, an important step in the battle against vendor lock-in practices

On 9 November 2018, the reform on the free flow of non-personal data in the EU was adopted. Described as the "fifth freedom" – after the freedom of people, goods, services and capital – the “framework for the free flow of non-personal data in the European Union” supplements the recent GDPR. For IT infrastructure providers in the cloud, this regulation will be implemented through a European code of...

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The 18-10-2018

#OVHSummit 2018 : keynote of Octave Klaba, Founder, Chairman of OVH

Hey! Hello everyone and welcome to the 6th OVH Summit. I've been dreaming of playing Metallica in front of you for years. Man, it’s just so great! I hope you like it too – it’s one of my favourite bands. So there you go. That’s done. Let's get down to business.Seeing you every year means a lot to us. To me. It’s a really special occasion to show you what we’ve done and where we’re going, and to get...

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The 18-10-2018

#OVH Summit 2018: product announcements

On Thursday, 18 October 2018, OVH brought together its entire ecosystem for the 6th OVH Summit. Octave Klaba, President and Founder of OVH, kicked off by sharing his vision of a different type of cloud. He announced the launch of four product universes, tailored to four different types of OVH customer, as well as the way they interact with its products and services. These four universes, which will...

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The 17-10-2018

Datacentre review 2019 – step 4: Erith, United Kingdom, Northern Europe

In this step of our datacentre review, we visit the London suburb of Erith, to chat to the local datacentre teams. The Erith datacentre is very different from its neighbouring mega-datacentre in Gravelines. With site development now coming to a close, it is also one of OVH’s newest datacentres.An overview of ErithThe Erith site has served as a fully-fledged datacentre since June 2017, when it started...

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The 10-10-2018

Datacentre review 2019 – step 3: Beauharnois, Canada, North America

Our series of infrastructure reviews is continuing across the Atlantic, with our Canadian datacentre in Beauharnois.Beauharnois is a small town of around 13,000 people, lying 40km southwest of Montreal in eastern Canada. It takes its name from the Marquis de Beauharnois, who was granted a seigneurial concession by French King Louis XV and served as Governor of New France between 1726 and 1747. This...

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