OVH Private Cloud powers companies’ digital transformation

London | The 06-11-2018

OVH Private Cloud powers companies’ digital transformation

By confirming its commitment to support, simplify and accelerate companies' digital transformation, OVH reinforces its position as an alternative cloud provider. The group is launching new OVH Private Cloud - Software Defined Data Center offerings designed to support European companies of all types in their digital transformation. OVH will be present as a Global Diamond Partner at VMworld 2018 Europe in Barcelona from November 5–9, 2018 to showcase its latest innovations.

OVH boasts the VMware Cloud Verified label and this year once again received the EMEA Cloud Provider of the year Award. The two companies are collaborating since 2010 on a joint engineering, which led to the launch of the first OVH Private Cloud offers 8 years ago. These are now available in OVH datacenters in six countries around the world: France, Poland, Canada, the United States, and more recently Germany and the United Kingdom.

A pioneer in Europe, OVH offers a cloud that is quick and easy to implement, multi-local (close to everyone, everywhere in the world) and available at an affordable and predictable price. OVH Private Cloud customers enjoy dedicated, fully secure resources in compliance with the requirements of ISO 27001, CSA STAR, SOC I / II type 2, French healthcare data and PCI DSS certifications. These cloud offerings are scalable on demand as well as through term contracts. Billing is calculated on a monthly or hourly basis. Customers only pay for what they use and there are no hidden costs and above all no egress traffic charges.

The best innovations on the market

OVH is the first provider of managed private cloud solutions to offer its customers cutting-edge innovations in a unique service offer tailored to the needs of businesses. For proof, look no further than the launch of VMware Hybrid Cloud Extension (HCX) technology for all OVH SDDC customers. Offered for the first time in Europe, this technology enables hot migration of all infrastructures without downtime. Over the past year, OVH has been migrating the workloads of its vCloud Air customers across the world leveraging this technology and gaining significant expertise. In total, OVH will have migrated around 500 environments and nearly 9,000 virtual machines, with a total data volume of 3 PBytes.

“Since the launch of the OVH SDDC platform in 2010, OVH keeps delivering an innovative approach, enabling customers to take advantage of consistent infrastructure and operations on premises and in the cloud. The availability of Hybrid Cloud Extension (HCX) in the OVH portfolio is just the latest step to facilitate cloud adoption by our mutual customers, offering them the possibility to move to the cloud with no downtime in their services.” - Rajeev Bhardwaj, vice president of product management, cloud provider software business unit, VMware.

The SDDC is also integrating innovative VMware vSAN based on the latest generation of NVMe Intel® Optane™ DC Solid State Drives, to support hyperconvergence and guarantee ultra-high performance. This innovation is made possible thanks to a strong partnership between OVH and Intel to build the next generation of cloud infrastructure services. “In this era of data-centric computing, we are excited to be working with OVH to deploy our latest storage technologies into their cloud services,” states Bill Leszinske, Corporate Vice President and Director, Strategic Planning, Marketing and Business Development at Intel. “With Intel® Optane™ DC SSDs and Intel® 3D NAND SSDs, our technology brings an industry-leading combination of high throughput, low latency and high quality of service to match customers’ needs for cost-effective, high-performant platforms to support their growing software-defined data center environments.

OVH is strongly committed to the security of its customers' data. It is therefore enhancing the OVH Private Cloud range with VM Encryption (based on OpenSSL libraries and algorithms) to secure virtual machines easily, directly from the vSphere client.

Finally, the European cloud leader has announced the redesign of its SDDC solutions range. The aim is to enable business customers to benefit from new competitive offers that systematically include access to the private OVH network and come with a free bandwidth guarantee.

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OVH is a Global Diamond Partner of VMworld Europe. Its teams will be present at stand D405 throughout the week. Experts and partners will also participate in four breakout sessions:

  • November 6, 11.00–12.00pm: Multi Cloud Architectures and Evolution: Customer Perspective  with Alain Fiocco, EVP Chief Technology Officer.
  • November 6, 12.30–1.30pm: Build your service business on the OVHCloud, by Laurent Garcia, Global Cloud Channel Director.
  • November 6, 3.30–4.30pm: A journey to the cloud: Getting started migrating your onpremises service, by Neal Elinski, Senior Product Manager and Yoann Lamoureux, Solution Architect.
  • November 7, 3.30–4.30pm: The OVHCloud: Managed Private Cloud powered by VMware, by Rémy Vandepoel, Technical Evangelist.

About OVH

OVH is a global hyperscale cloud provider who offers businesses a benchmark for value and performance in that sector and who wants to be an alternative in the cloud. Founded in 1999, the group manages and maintains 28 data centers in 12 locations across 4 continents, has its own global fibre optic network, and manages the entire supply chain for web hosting. Running on its own infrastructures, OVH provides simple and powerful tools for businesses, revolutionizing the way that more than 1 million customers work across the globe. Respect for people's right to privacy and equal access to new technologies are central to the company’s values. For OVH, “Innovation for Freedom”.