June 29, 2016
OVH, the world’s third-largest hosting provider, announced plans to enhance and expand its high-speed global network with Cisco® optical technology to enable greater capacity for cloud and hosted services between its data centers. Cisco's DWDM technology provides OVH with some unique capacities between its datacenters for Cloud and hosted services.

With over one million customers and 7.4 Tbps of bandwidth across 17 countries and 32 global peering points, OVH offers an extensive portfolio of cloud, hosting, and web services, including the world’s most extensive network of gaming servers. Through the deployment of its own global infrastructure, including fiber optic networks, OVH provides access to its services from anywhere in the world. OVH has experienced 30% cloud growth since 2011. It is executing on plans to expand in North America, with the construction of two new data centers in the U.S. underway.

Interconnecting OVH’s data centers requires a highly resilient, scalable platform capable of both meeting the demands of today, and in the future across existing long-distance fiber infrastructure. Central to its expansion plans is the Cisco NCS 2000 Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing platform (DWDM). The NCS 2000 maximizes the capacity of fiber optic trunks at a rate of 200 Gbps and long-haul distances. Started in 2015, the deployment of this technology on the OVH network has been performed successfully on 100+ sites. Expansion is currently ongoing on the Toronto-Beauharnois and Milan-Strasbourg links.

OVH is one of the first carriers in the world to deploy 200 Gbps 16 Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM) technology for each wavelength, maximizing the capacity of all inter-data center trunks. Using a 16 QAM scheme doubles the capacity of the DWDM links without sacrificing the distance reach, significantly reducing costs by eliminating half the optical components required.

According to the Cisco Visual Networking Index™ Complete Forecast, global IP traffic will increase nearly threefold over the next 5 years and will have increased nearly 100-fold from 2005 to 2020. Overall, IP traffic will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22 percent from 2015 to 2020.

"OVH continues to be at the cutting edge of networking.” said Octave Klaba, founder and CTO, OVH. “By leveraging our own data center technology for our servers and our IP and optical networks from Cisco, we're able to deliver a faster, more secure, and more scalable solution for our customers. OVH is ready to be the leader in Digital as a Service in a way that no other cloud hosting company can achieve.”

“Cisco is committed to helping the world go digital,” said Yves Padrines, vice president, Global Service Provider EMEAR, Cisco. “Our technology solutions to connect data centers will play a key role in delivering on the promise of a digitized connected world. Working with customers like OVH to deploy innovative DWDM and 16 QAM technology will help to ensure that there are no constraints to its growth initiatives.”

About OVH

Specializing in cloud and internet infrastructure, OVH offers innovative products and services evolving around three universes: Web, Dedicated, and Cloud. Since being founded in 1999, the company has become an established partner for hundreds of thousands of professionals worldwide. OVH owes its success not only to a development model built on innovation but also to keeping full control over the supply chain, from server manufacturing and in-house maintenance of their infrastructure, right down to customer assistance. OVH is able to ensure stable and reliable product and service offerings to all clients across all its brands while also providing the best price-quality ratio.

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