For its 20th anniversary OVH takes off and becomes OVHcloud

PARIS, FRANCE – OCT. 10, 2019 – For its 7th Summit, OVHcloud is bringing together its whole community for the annual meetup at Porte de Versailles, Paris. For the opening keynote, presented by OVHcloud's Founder and Chairman Octave Klaba and CEO Michel Paulin, nearly 10,000 people are expected to follow the event, either by going to the Paris Expo, or via video stream around the world.

The company’s ambition is to offer a European alternative in the cloud market and its 20th anniversary marks a new milestone in its growth. OVHcloud is demonstrating its capacity for international growth, support and innovation. It is resolutely focused on the cloud and intends to contribute to an emerging ecosystem of trusted solutions in Europe.

A new name for a new era

OVH's 20th anniversary is an opportunity to remind everyone of the company's positioning, with more than 70 per cent of its revenue focused on cloud solutions. By adopting the name OVHcloud, the group is aligning its identity with its business development strategy in order to support its international growth. "OVH started 20 years ago with the beginnings of service virtualisation (PaaS, IaaS, SaaS and others). Today, we call this the cloud, and we want our brand to reflect this reality around the world," explains Michel Paulin, CEO of OVHcloud.

Keeping up the SMART strategy

In spite of the name change, OVHcloud's DNA is firmly retaining its core values: openness, to usher in the emergence of an ecosystem based on respect for data. OVHcloud continues to defend its vision of a SMART cloud: simple to implement, multi-local, accessible and predictable, reversible and open and finally, transparent. Faced with the challenges posed by the Cloud Act, OVHcloud offers solutions that are trustworthy and respectful of European values. It promotes an open and truly reversible cloud, where all customers are free to choose a way of managing their data that suits their business challenges.

Constant innovation for a SMARTer cloud

Through its four universes, OVHcloud is following its development and innovation axes, to offer its customers solutions and products that are adapted to suit their needs and resource usage.

Supporting IT decision-makers in their digital transition with Enterprise

With Enterprise products and solutions, IT decision-makers have the opportunity to secure their digital transition projects based on a transparent, reversible, predictive and multi-local cloud. This year, the Bare Metal portfolio will be enriched with dedicated server clusters, based on a private network with guaranteed performance, through standard APIs for better automation. The company will soon update its line of premium customisable HG dedicated servers with the latest-generation Intel® Cascade Lake™ and AMD EPYC™ 2nd generation CPUs, to offer users even more performance and reliability. Finally, the group is pursuing its global certification strategy, and is undergoing the SecNumCloud qualification process.

Providing an open, standard environment for DevOps who need to develop scalable cloud-based applications with the Public Cloud

With the Public Cloud product line, developers can start their activity instantly, with the flexibility of on-demand resources that allow them to adjust their resource usage to suit their needs, simply and quickly. The company also remains true to its commitments by using open and interoperable standards: Public Cloud Storage is now available with support for S3 APIs, and the alignment of Public Cloud with RefStack tools will soon be complete.

Meeting the needs of infrastructure, hardware and network enthusiasts looking to build a cloud platform with server solutions

System administrators can use server solutions to build their infrastructure for the best price and performance available on the market. This year, OVHcloud has completely redesigned its range of dedicated servers, aiming to simplify the range and make it more versatile. To meet the scalability and performance requirements of medium-sized enterprises, government agencies and universities, OVHcloud recently launched its new range of Infrastructure dedicated servers. You can use them to build server architectures in clusters and manage large databases. All servers in the Infrastructure range are equipped with the latest technology, OVHcloud Link Aggregation (OLA), which allows users to aggregate the network interfaces of each server to increase its availability, while isolating it from the public network and possible threats. Some servers in the Infrastructure range also provide advanced security features via Intel® Software Guard Extensions (SGX) technology, which fully isolates code that is being run, and data that is being processed.

OVHcloud will also be launching in early 2020 its brand-new Virtual Private Server offer. Simple and easy to scale, from STARTER to ELITE. It will deliver great options such as Automated Backup with a 99.9%  SLA.

Finally, as a pure player for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), OVHcloud relies on a rich network of partners, with all of the skills required to deploy and maintain services for its own customers. To invest in this, the company has redesigned the OVHcloud Partner Program, to better support companies’ digital transformations. This is also another way in which the company is focusing on its internationalisation. The program is open and compliant with OVHcloud's DNA, and its first members already include companies such as Thales, Capgemini and Deloitte.

About OVHcloud

OVHcloud is a global cloud provider that specializes in delivering industry-leading performance and cost-effective solutions to better manage, secure, and scale data. OVHcloud provides a smarter alternative for bare metal servers, hosted private cloud, hybrid and public cloud solutions. The group manages 30 data centres across 12 sites in 4 continents, manufacturing its own servers, building its own data centres and deploying its own fibre-optic global network to achieve maximum efficiency. Through OVHcloud spirit of challenging the status quo, the company brings freedom, security and innovation to solve data challenges – today and tomorrow. With a 20-year heritage, a solid European foundation and a strong presence in Canada since 2011, OVHcloud is committed to developing responsible technologists, as the group strives to be the driving force behind the next cloud evolution.

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