French Cloud Provider OVH Announces Launch of Public Cloud in Singapore and Australia
February 22, 2019
French cloud provider OVH has announced the launch of a new public cloud in Singapore and Australia. The company, which has global headquarters in Roubaix, France, was established in 1999. A global hyper-scale cloud provider, it caters to more than 1.3 million customers through data centers located worldwide. OVH’s services include private and public clouds, dedicated servers, Virtual Private Servers (VPS) and exchange hosting. Easily one of Europe’s key providers, over recent years the company has been involved in aggressive global expansion. The company started Australian services in 2016 and opened facilities in Melbourne, Australia in 2019.
Leveraging OpenStack, OVH’s Public Cloud is more akin to other companies’ Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offerings. The solution offers cloud servers on-demand through Singapore’s ‘Telstra data’ center and the Sydney Equinix data center in Sydney, Australia. The move underscores OVH’s expansion into the APAC region and highlights its strategy of providing services in the same regions as its customers. OVH now operates eight public cloud regions globally, which include the United Kingdom, Canada, France and Poland. Its European and EMEA customers will now have the opportunity to enhance their global presence by utilizing APAC-based public clouds.
“Since opening our APAC HQ in Melbourne in 2017, we’ve seen a strong demand for the fast, flexible and transparent cloud infrastructures that we offer local customers,” suggested Lionel Legros, OVH’s Asia-Pacific Director in a statement. “Delivering a fast and reliable service to our customers is paramount to everything we do at OVH,” added the company’s CEO Michel Paulin.
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