OVHcloud continues its Canadian expansion by opening offices in Toronto

OVHcloud continues its Canadian expansion by opening offices in Toronto

Reston, VA - October 24 - 2016 -  European leader and the world’s third largest cloud computing provider, OVHcloud officially arrived in the country’s economic capital today. This initiative will allow the company to be closer to its growing client base in Ontario and continue its North American expansion plan. OVHcloud made its Canadian entrance in 2012, opening an office in Montréal and, soon after, establishing one of the largest data hosting centers in the world—with a 400,000-server capacity—in the suburbs of Quebec’s metropolis.

“We are very happy with the pace of our establishment in Canada,” said Laurent Allard, Chief Executive Officer of OVHcloud. The company has already entered into an important partnership with Rogers to develop its new range of cloud services. “The cities of Toronto and Montréal are two important hubs in our sector, as well as being strategic bridges between Europe and North America.”

Ranked first by CloudScreener in France and second in North America and Europe for its Public Cloud, today OVHcloud has a global presence, with 20 data centers hosting over 250,000 servers.

“Toronto is at the center of the Canadian economy and is thus a natural and crucial step in our development in Canada,” explained Cédric Combey, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for OVHcloud Canada. “Companies in Ontario looking for innovative, safe, and competitive cloud solutions will be able to take advantage of our infrastructure and personalized support.”

The fourth OVHcloud facility in Canada, the Toronto office will specialize in business development. This opening follows last year’s inauguration of a research and development office in Québec, which has already recruited nearly 30 people. OVHcloud employs a total of 140 people in Canada.

OVHcloud’s announcement comes a few days after the one it made in Paris on October 11 at the fourth edition of the OVHcloud Summit, a flagship event honoring the group’s communities (clients, partners, suppliers, etc.), which 2,500 people attended this year.

On that occasion, OVHcloud management announced the opening of three new data centers in Singapore, Warsaw, and Sydney, kicking off a wave of 10 new data centers that will come online in 2017 in countries across the world (United States, Germany, Italy, Spain, England, and the Netherlands). Backed by an investment of €1.5 billion by 2021, these new facilities will help meet the growing demand for cloud infrastructure and will bring to 27 the total number of data centers controlled by OVHcloud, whose network now spans the globe.

The company also used the event to reiterate its commitment to the hybrid cloud in order to meet the growing outsourcing and international development needs of businesses. It naturally shone the spotlight on its Private Cloud, a unique range of solutions that combine 100% dedicated infrastructure and VMware-based virtualization. The on-demand SDDC (Software-Defined Data Center) offer allows companies to build and manage an entirely dedicated and automated smart virtual data center. OVHcloud is currently the only vendor to provide such a service.

Finally, this year’s OVHcloud Summit featured the Digital Launch Pad area, inspired by OVHcloud’s innovation support program, which has helped over 400 start-ups since it was launched one year ago.

* On October 3, 2016, International Data Corporation (IDC) placed OVHcloud in the category of “Leaders” in the management and operation of data centers in Canada.

About OVHcloud US

OVHcloud US is a subsidiary of OVHcloud, a global cloud provider that specializes in delivering industry-leading performance and cost-effective solutions to better manage, secure, and scale data. OVHcloud US delivers bare metal servers, hosted private cloud, and hybrid and public cloud solutions, and was recognized as a "Strong performer" in Forrester's Hosted Private Cloud Services in North America (2Q2020) and as a "Contender" in the IDC Worldwide Public Cloud as a Service Vendor Assessment (2020). OVHcloud manages 32 data centers across 12 sites on four continents, manufactures its own servers, builds its own data centers, and deploys its own fiber-optic global network to achieve maximum efficiency. Through the OVHcloud spirit of challenging the status quo, the company brings freedom, security, and innovation to solve data challenges – today and tomorrow. With a 21-year heritage, OVHcloud is committed to developing responsible technology and strives to be the driving force behind the next cloud evolution.

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