OVH reinforces its strategic partnership with VMware for its Dedicated Cloud services

Montreal, 4 June 2015

OVH reinforces its strategic partnership with VMware for its Dedicated Cloud services

OVH, leader in Digital as a Service and specialist in secure cloud infrastructures, has signed a new agreement with VMware, the market leader in virtualisation, in relation to VMware's vCloud Air Network Program. This agreement confirms the desire of the two groups to work even more closely together. The groups will adopt joint innovation and marketing strategies.

OVH is already a VMware Hybrid Cloud Powered Service Provider Partner and this new partnership offers the possibility for 500,000 VMware customers to seamlessly move to OVH’s Dedicated Cloud, which is based on vSphere and vCloud Director technologies. With the Dedicated Cloud, professionals benefit from an OVH-managed dedicated infrastructure, allowing them focus on their business.

“This agreement is an important milestone in our partnership. It affirms our common intention to offer optimum hybrid cloud solutions and under the best possible conditions for our customers. OVH and VMware will thus reinforce both the services and support that they offer,” stated Laurent Allard, CEO of OVH.

“OVH's product based on VMware solutions continues to exceed our expectations," said Geoff Waters, Vice President, Service Provider Channel, VMware. “Due to its capacity to innovate, OVH is a major strategic partner within our vCloud Air Network ecosystem, which we rely on to serve our customers worldwide. The beneficiary of these solutions is the customer and we are delighted to further strengthen our relationship with OVH.”

Partners since the launch of Dedicated Cloud in 2010, OVH and VMware have maintained close relations, giving rise to such a novel concepts as the OVH Academy: technical training sessions adapted to customers’ needs. This agreement marks a new milestone in this alliance. To date, very few companies in the world have signed a similar agreement with VMware.

About OVH

Providing 700,000 customers with a better, safer cloud, operates over 200,000 physical servers in 17 datacenters worldwide, powered by a private fibre-optic network (3,500 Gbps). In 2013, the company opened the biggest datacentre in the world in Montreal, Canada, with the capacity for 360,000 servers. OVH owes its success to its disruptive pricing, made possible by adopting an industrial approach to a high-tech industry and maintaining complete control of the supply chain - through total vertical integration (from datacentre construction to server production). OVH is committed to finding innovative solutions to push the boundaries of cloud security.

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