OVH is the only European cloud provider to offer Kubernetes on all environments

London | The 21-05-2019

OVH is the only European cloud provider to offer Kubernetes on all environments

At KubeCon, OVH today announced that Kubernetes orchestration software will be deployed on OVH dedicated servers through a partnership with Platform9. This makes OVH the European provider offering the widest choice of Kubernetes deployment on multiple services. OVH had already been facilitating the use of Kubernetes on its public cloud through a free, fully managed offering. Meanwhile, self-service clients can still choose to install a Kubernetes distribution on any of OVH’s Public Cloud, Private Cloud or bare-metal solutions.

Kubernetes’ premise includes delivering a common standard among hybrid cloud and multi-cloud service providers. The leading European cloud provider has therefore decided to implement Kubernetes to ensure freedom of choice, reversibility and transparency for users, thus helping OVH to come forward as the alternative provider on the cloud market.

“Before launching our Managed offering on Public Cloud, we consulted a large sample of users who’d previously deployed their own Kubernetes cluster on our various infrastructure products. Through Managed Kubernetes Service and this new partnership with Platform9, we are able to make their experience much faster and smoother,” said Maxime Hurtrel, Product Manager at OVH.

OVH teams up with Platform9 to offer Managed Kubernetes on OVH dedicated bare-metal servers

While the OVH Managed Kubernetes Service is mainly designed for teams that have embraced the DevOps approach and operate on a public cloud, the European cloud provider has also listened to its clients who wish to take advantage of Kubernetes orchestration software on OVH dedicated bare-metal servers. To meet those clients’ expectations, OVH has teamed up with Platform9, a US-based specialised software vendor who offers the industry’s only fully managed Kubernetes-as-a-Service that works on any infrastructure - guaranteeing 99.9% SLA anywhere, while eliminating the operational burden of managing Kubernetes at enterprise-scale.

“We work with market leaders to offer solutions well suited to large enterprises, in line with their multicloud strategies and unique requirements,” said Nicolas Savides, VP Strategy & Partnership at OVH. “Our partnership with Platform9 and the compatibility of all OVH bare-metal servers with Platform9’s solution enables us to provide clients with Managed Kubernetes on a fully dedicated, high-performance and scalable hardware perimeter”.

“We are excited to partner with OVH to bring the benefits of a fully managed Kubernetes solution to our customers in Europe and to bare-metal enterprises around the world. By deploying Platform9 on OVH infrastructures, users will benefit from a Kubernetes solution that comes out of the box with all production-grade capabilities – including remote upgrades and security patches, multi-cluster operations, high availability, monitoring, and more. This rich functionality, high performance, predictable costs, and SLA guarantee – all make Kubernetes adoption a no-brainer for any enterprise,” said Bich Le, Co-founder and Chief Architect at Platform9.

OVH also addresses all potential users of Kubernetes, including:

  • Users who wish to get started by ramping up easily and affordably can turn to the OVH Managed Kubernetes Service® on OVH Public Cloud.
  • Users who prefer full hardware isolation or easy integration with their corporate IS can deploy a dedicated Kubernetes service managed by Platform9 on all OVH bare-metal servers, after subscribing to the Platform9 solution.
  • Users who want to deploy Kubernetes on a stand-alone basis on the various environments provided by OVH can use a combination of public (OpenStack), private (VMware) or bare-metal infrastructure offerings to install their Kubernetes distribution of choice.

About OVH

OVH is a global, hyper-scale cloud provider that offers businesses industry-leading performance and value. European leader, OVH is the alternative in the cloud. Founded in 1999, the group manages and maintains 28 datacentres across 12 sites in 4 continents, deploys its own fibre-optic global network and controls the entire hosting chain. Relying on its own infrastructures, OVH offers simple and powerful solutions and tools that put technology at the service of business and revolutionises the way that its 1.4 million customers work. Respect for individuals, freedom and equal opportunities for access to new technology have always been firmly rooted principals of the company. Hence OVH's motto, "Innovation for Freedom".