Thursday, October 19, 2017

OVH grows cloud business in Europe and expands in the US

Move comes days after the company opened its fifth facility in Europe with the addition of one site in London.

French cloud services provider OVH has carried out a series of portfolio and company expansions in Europe and the US.

In Europe, the company has launched a suite of cloud services from its Polish data centre in Warsaw based on OpenStack solutions.

The Warsaw data centre was officially announced in October 2016, by the company’s CTO Octave Kabla during OVH’s annual summit held in Paris.

Robert Paszkiewicz, director of sales at the Polish branch of OVH, said: “Many customers are interested in storing data in the country – for example, due to the processing of personal data or the reduced latency between the data centre and its users.

“Now they can benefit from the flexibility offered by the cloud and easily extend their business from Poland to other countries or continents with OVH data centres. This, in turn, allows easy access to new user groups and customers.”

Elsewhere, the operator’s US business arm, OVH US, has expanded its presence in Reston, Virginia.

OVH US is dual-headquartered in Vint Hill, the site of the company’s first US-based data centre, and Reston.

The unit has added 20,000 sqf of office space in Reston which will be used to accommodate the US team and future members of staff.

Since its launch in March this year, the company has created approximately 30 local jobs, with more than 70 additional places estimated in the next 12 months.

Russell P. Reeder, President and CEO of OVH US, said: “We have grown our team to include some of the brightest minds in the cloud infrastructure industry.

“There is a reason that Northern Virginia is deemed the Silicon Valley of the East. There is an excellent source of talent here and we look forward to continued growth as we disrupt the cloud market through a combination of proven leadership and true technology differentiation.”