OVHcloud Completes Acquisition of EMEA-based VMware vCloud Air Business

OVHcloud Completes Acquisition of EMEA-based VMware vCloud Air Business

RESTON, VA – July 3 - 2017 -OVHcloud, a global hyper-scale cloud provider, has completed its acquisition of the EMEA portion of the VMware vCloud® Air™ business, concluding the transaction announced on April 4. The OVHcloud acquisition of the US-based assets completed in May. vCloud Air is VMware’s former cloud offering based on the software-driven data center. It is designed specifically to meet enterprise needs and deliver a secure, hybrid cloud experience. Since its inception, vCloud Air has serviced industry-leading customers as they embrace an on-premise and externally-hosted hybrid cloud environment.

With the finalized transaction, OVHcloud now augments its operations with the vCloud Air business in EMEA, specifically: two more data centers and related operations, customers, and an enterprise-ready sales and support team. OVHcloud is operating the acquired service as “vCloud® Air™ powered by OVHcloud.” As in the US, OVHcloud will leverage VMware’s hybrid cloud technology, partnering with VMware on go-to-market for the three proven vCloud Air use cases: disaster recovery, data center extension, and data center replacement.

“Throughout the transition, we have delivered on our promise to vCloud Air customers for a seamless transition to OVHcloud management, and are eager to continue supporting them with our high-touch customer support,” said Russell P. Reeder, President and CEO of OVHcloud US. “OVHcloud is proud to welcome the UK- and Ireland-based sales and customer success teams. We are all inspired by the customer conversations we’re having and look forward to delivering valuable innovation to solve their business needs – especially with recent OVHcloud global expansion investments.”

vCloud Air powered by OVHcloud customers will benefit from greater choice, with access to OVHcloud’s own high-performance and cost-efficient data centers – more than 26 globally. Customers will also have an enhanced product selection through the integration of vCloud Air Services into OVHcloud’s hosted private cloud product suite and be able to take advantage of OVHcloud’s public cloud and dedicated server lines. OVHcloud’s network of global data centers, innovative IaaS technology, and high-touch customer support – combined with vCloud Air’s enterprise-ready services and support teams -- will provide customers with hyper-scale cloud economics with superior customer support.

OVHcloud is one of the largest cloud service providers in the world with more than one million customers and 260,000+ servers deployed. A long-time VMware vCloud Air Network™ partner with more than 200,000 VMs from thousands of customers running VMware vSphere® Private Cloud, OVHcloud has repeatedly been recognized as VMware’s “Service Provider of the Year.”

Customers can learn more about OVHcloud and the acquisition here.

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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