Thursday, November 23, 2017

OVH to open third North America data center as €1.5bn cloud expansion intensifies

Company continues to see strong market demand across the world and is planning to build more data centres in all regions.

Global cloud provider OVH has announced it will open a third data centre in the US, in Hillsboro, Oregon.

The new facility will have 80,000 servers and will join two others currently being used or under construction in Vint Hill, Virginia, and Beauharnois, Quebec, in Canada.

The announcement was made on Twitter. Data Economy has reached out to OVH, but had not received any reply at the time of publication.

OVH’s Hillsboro data centre will join an emerging data centre hub in the city which already includes a Digital Realty 52,000 sqf facility, a ViaWest 50,157 sqf data centre and a large 345,000 sqf Infomart Data Centers hub.

Other large IT companies based in Hillsboro, include Oracle, Epson, Yahoo and Intel.

Bellow, the first pictures of OVH’s new data centre building in Oregon.



Despite the plans to build the new data centre in Hillsboro, OVH’s first US hub is still under construction, according to pictures published on Twitter by chairman and CTO Octave Kabla.

OVH is currently undergoing one of the largest cloud expansion plans in the market. The company is investing €1.5bn in the construction of more than ten data centres worldwide.

In October 2016, the company opened three data centres in Australia, Singapore and Poland.

Additional data centres are expected to come online by the end of 2017 in the United States, Germany, Italy, Spain, the UK, and the Netherlands.

Speaking to Data Economy following OVH’s annual event in Paris, Kabla said the company is committed to finish its expansion plan with new regions being constantly looked at.

He said: “In the next five years, Russia, China, Brazil, are some good targets that we have to think about and maybe find the right partners to help us and go into each different market, because we already have some partners that we are talking to, and they are good in China and or in Russia as they know very well how to do business in these countries.

“We have to be global, and global today might just be ten, 12 or 20 data centres.”