OVH to launch ‘SDDC on demand’ offer in partnership with VMware, Opens the way to hyperconvergence and hybrid cloud

OVHcloud to launch 'SDDC on demand' offer in partnership with VMware, Opens the way to hyper convergence and hybrid cloud

Reston, VA – June 10 - 2016 –  OVHcloud to offer ‘on demand’ virtual data centers through a deeper partnership with VMware.

Enterprises waiting for more from a classic cloud offer
The cloud has attracted nearly every type of business in just a handful of years notably through its scalability, speed, and evolving infrastructures. But now businesses want to take a new turn in decreasing the time to deploy and configure their network security. 

In this context and facing the demands emerging on the market, OVHcloud’s Dedicated Cloud  continues to evolve with the integration of the VMware NSX® network virtualization platform. VMware NSX will allow infrastructure managers to deploy, in just a few clicks, all the necessary components needed to build their platforms (firewall, LoadBalancer, private networks, etc.) as well as to define their security policies easily and directly from their vSphere console.

“The Dedicated Cloud offer with VMware vSphere®  and VMware vCenter™ Server, offered as a service, was the start in delivering customers a turnkey solution. The integration of VMware NSX marks a new step towards ‘SDDC on demand’. Customers can now activate VMware NSX directly from their customer control panel with complete autonomy. Very soon the offer will be supplemented with additional infrastructure elements like VMware Virtual SAN™ storage as well as VMware vRealize® Operations™ management-as-a-service. Industrialization and automation of deployments are at the heart of our concerns,” says Miroslaw Klaba, VP of R&D at OVHcloud.

Towards the cloud with extreme performance
The need for performance continues to grow and is becoming critical for businesses whose activities require high read/write access with minimal latency. The data stores available today can show their limitations when dealing with massive requests, especially for very large databases. OVHcloud completes its offer with dedicated hosts using VMware Virtual SAN All Flash Software Defined technology, composed of SSD disks. VMware Virtual SAN technology uses the local disks of each host, resulting in performance being boosted through SSD technology with almost no latency. When it comes to redundancy, each host is composed of SSD disks for caching and two other SSD disks for storage, configured with RAID 0 at the host level and an equivalent RAID 1 with another host cluster. VMware vMotion®, DRS, and fault tolerance features remain operational on the entire Dedicated Cloud infrastructure.

In addition, VMware vRealize Operations integration will simplify infrastructure management and maintenance. Administrators will have a real-time view of what is happening on the infrastructure as well as having the ability to perform load or growth diagnostics and manage resource capacity.

Hybrid cloud achieved with Software Defined Datacenter
Businesses can completely rely on Dedicated Cloud to externalize all or part of their infrastructures in OVHcloud data centers, with a guarantee of optimal security as Dedicated Cloud is PCI-DSS, ISO 27001, SOC 1, and SOC 2 Type 2 certified. Professionals also have the guarantee that all the VMware technologies that they use internally are identical to those used to manage their Dedicated Cloud. With the integration of a complementary solution such as Dedicated Connect, businesses can build their private hybrid cloud with a dedicated connection between their internal infrastructure and OVHcloud datacenters.

OVHcloud and VMware, a strategic partnership reinforced
Recognized 7 times in 5 years as “Service Provider of the year”, OVHcloud confirms its ability to innovate while respecting the best practices of VMware.

“OVH, 2015 Global Service Provider of the Year, continues to play an increasingly strategic role in our vCloud Air Network (vCAN) cloud provider eco-system.” said Ajay Patel, Senior Vice-President Cloud Provider Software VMware. “The new capabilities being offered by OVH, along with the depth and breadth of software-defined data center solutions from VMware, gives customers an operational consistent, secure enterprise-class cloud solution.”

“We are very happy to be a part of the VMware ecosystem at this partner level,” states Laurent Allard, OVH CEO. “Combining powerful software-defined infrastructure with OVH’s dedicated infrastructure, along with our co-innovation, allows us to bring added value to organizations that are unique. Our customers can get a head start and create new opportunities.”

VMware, vRealize, NSX, and vCloud Air are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other jurisdictions.

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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