OVH Completes Acquisition of VMware’s vCloud Air Business

OVHcloud Completes Acquisition of VMware’s vCloud Air Business

RESTON, VA – May 8 - 2017 - vCloud Air customers to benefit from high-automation IaaS provider, higher network performance and increased workload mobility through OVH’s global network.

OVHcloud, a global hyper-scale cloud provider, has completed its previously announced acquisition of vCloud Air, VMware’s former cloud offering based on the software-driven data center. VMware vCloud® Air™ 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 completion of the transaction, OVH has acquired vCloud Air’s business from VMware, including data center and customer operations, customers and an enterprise-ready support team. OVH will continue operations of the acquired service as “vCloud Air Powered by OVH,” and will leverage VMware’s hybrid cloud technology. In addition, OVH will continue to partner with VMware on go-to-market and customer support around the three proven vCloud Air use cases: data center extension, data center consolidation, and data center recovery.

“vCloud Air customers can expect a seamless transition to OVH with high-touch customer support and increased access to OVH’s global network and modern, highly-automated green data centers,” said Russell P. Reeder, President and CEO of OVH US. “OVH is proud to welcome the sales, support, account management, and infrastructure operations teams from vCloud Air to the OVH family. We’re inspired by the ongoing conversations we’ve had with vCloud Air customers across the globe and look forward to delivering valuable innovation to solve their rapidly evolving business needs.”

Through this acquisition, vCloud Air customers will benefit from a greater choice between their existing vCloud Air data centers, as well as OVH’s own high-performance and cost-efficient data centers. Customers will also have an enhanced product selection through the integration of vCloud Air Services into OVH’s private cloud product suite and a full line of public cloud services and dedicated servers. VMware’s support and sales organization, the team that vCloud Air customers trust today, will continue to service their hybrid cloud needs. OVH’s network of global data centers, innovative IaaS technology, and high-touch customer support -- combined with vCloud Air’s enterprise-ready services -- will provide customers with hyper-scale cloud economics with superior customer support.

OVH 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, OVH has repeatedly been recognized as VMware’s “Service Provider of the Year.”

Completion of the European component of the transaction is still anticipated to close prior to July 2017.

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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