The OVHcloud Public Cloud offers a new series focusing on high-performance graphics

The OVHcloud Public Cloud offers a new series focusing on high-performance graphics

RESTON, VA – May 31 - 2017 - As a reminder, the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a graphics processor equipped on the servers’ motherboards. This technology offers a significant advantage for activities involving high-performance graphics (video transcoding, sequence preview), research applications with large databases, or deep learning.

How does it work?

Powered by the NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1060 6GB GPU, these new instances are providing all the benefits of Public Cloud (high availability resources, billed hourly) for OVHcloud customers who require high-performance graphics and substantial parallel computing.

This offer is open to everyone; all you need to do is create a new Public Cloud instance, and then choose the GPU series among the options available (CPU, RAM, etc.). GPU instances come with 15 GB of RAM at the rate of $0.343/h (or $123.20/month) or with 30 GB of RAM for $0.529/h (or $190.40/month).

An offer that’s already proving its worth

As a startup specializing in collaborative projects and multimedia processing, Weaverize was the first to test this infrastructure thanks to the support of the OVHcloud Digital Launch Pad program which offers credits and advice to young innovative companies. “Using the GPU has allowed us to process a large amount of data volume up to 1,000 times faster than with a classic Public Cloud instance; this is a significant gain in terms of performance — and, of course, cost! In practice, this formula will allow us to aggregate a lot of traffic while complying with the high requirements of our business, but also to easily take on load peaks thanks to the flexibility of the Public Cloud instances; these are all advantages that provide exactly what our startup needs”, notes Rémi Auguste, founder of Weaverize.

Public Cloud continues to be a success

This new feature was introduced only a few days after the announcement of the Cloud Spectator 2017 ranking, in which the company took first place in Europe, and second in North America. Every year, Cloud Spectator compares the various public cloud offers available on the market, based on their performance/price ratio. 

Efficient, secure, and flexible, Public Cloud passes the test with flying colors thanks to some valuable assets still at the heart of OVHcloud’s requirements: ownership of an 11 Tbps global network, anti-DDoS protection included by default, triple data replication, hourly or monthly billing, all this topped with an SLA of 99.999%... 

With the launch of its GPU instances, OVHcloud is confirming its commitment to putting the Public Cloud at the service of global innovation.

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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