Founded in 1999, OVHcloud has evolved from a web hosting company to becoming one of the global top 10 cloud players and is now positioned as a market leader in the industry. W.Media was privileged to be able to speak with Lionel Legros, General Manager of their Asia Pacific business cluster.
Trusted expertise and fast delivery is key to OVHcloud’s success
Hop on to OVHcloud.com and, every IT professional will be able to find the cloud solutions and bare-metal servers most suited to their expectations and for the most critical of their infrastructural needs. This is made possible by OVHcloud’s end-to-end control of its production lines and automated processes, including manufacturing their own racks and servers, and owning asset-heavy datacenters.
OVHcloud is able to differentiate from its competitors as it enables customers to select one or more dedicated servers with a single click. Most importantly, the servers can be made available to customers in just under 120 seconds. This efficiency and convenience provided by OVHcloud has allowed the company to retain a strong customer base.
Legros shared that to tackle the growing concerns of data security, OVHcloud provides dedicated infrastructure, such as Bare-metal servers and Hosted Private Cloud services, giving our customers the ability to keep control of their data. The company also provides managed network services which assist in mitigating attacks coupled with the advantageous fact that OVH owns their network fibres.
“Game servers are a frequent target for DDoS attacks so we needed the best protection for our services,” said Mitch Smith, Managing Director, Shockbyte, a game server provider based in Australia and one of the longest running Minecraft hosts. “After we switched to OVHcloud, we have been able to completely mitigate all attacks, and to this day we have never experienced another outage due to a DdoS attack. Another reason we chose OVHcloud is because we needed a provider that would allow us to scale fast. OVHcloud allows us to setup new servers instantly, which means we can scale as needed, rather than attempt to predict our requirements.”
Expansion in Asia Pacific
OVHcloud’s Public Cloud services is currently one of the largest Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions based on OpenStack. It is now available globally, attracting customers into 49 locations in Asia Pacific and 215 locations worldwide. Following the launch of their APAC office in Melbourne in 2017, OVHcloud has continued its expansion into APAC by setting up datacenters in Sydney and Singapore. With datacenters located in APAC, businesses in the region can benefit from improved resilience and higher speeds for data transfer. It will also benefit existing EMEA customers seeking to expand their businesses into APAC.
This expansion aligns with the company’s multi-local strategy, which aims to bring datacenters physically closer to local end-users. Despite high growth and expansions, OVHcloud is committed to delivering fast and reliable services to their customers.
OVHcloud now provides Cloud solutions worldwide from datacenters across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific.
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 datacenters across 12 sites in 4 continents, manufacturing its own servers, building its own datacenters 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 worldwide, OVHcloud is committed to developing responsible technologists, as the group strives to be the driving force behind the next cloud evolution.