January 28, 2021
OVHcloud, the European leader with a global footprint in the cloud industry, announced today it has joined the Open Invention Network (OIN). This engagement affirms OVHcloud’s commitment to open innovation and will strengthen the company’s ecosystem, by supporting a world-class open-source innovation community.

One of the keys to the success of OVHcloud over the years lies in the company’s ability to develop and promote innovation, both in IT itself, but also in its industrial practices. This innovative DNA is at the core of OVHcloud’s constant drive to research and develop new technologies and optimize the performance of its solutions portfolio. By joining OIN, OVHcloud will now contribute more to the open-source community thereby protecting its open ecosystem, on which its always relied to build more flexible and cost-effective solutions to support the evolution of its users' needs.

The open working methods have always been at the heart of OVHcloud’s corporate culture. As a global alternative cloud provider, OVHcloud actively encourages a whole ecosystem of advocates to collaborate, innovate, and deliver to open communities. In accordance with its company values of trust and working together, and its product values of transparency, reversibility and interoperability, OVHcloud has chosen to join OIN in order to accelerate its open innovation strategy, and thus confirms its commitment to digital sovereignty and an open approach to software technology.

"Over its 21-year existence, OVHcloud has developed a strong vision on how innovation is critical to empower cloud users, with a relentless effort to base it upon open source and open standards. Joining OIN is a strong asset, in order to keep developing our open innovation roadmap and taking it to the community. By building an open cloud, OVHcloud wants to allow everyone to innovate freely and securely!" declares Miroslaw Klaba, co-founder & VP of engineering at OVHcloud.

OVHcloud is now committed to licensing the OIN community with its current and future Linux System patent portfolio, in order to promote open innovation and preserve the open community.

"Patent risk has become increasingly complicated to navigate in a cloud-based world, particularly in an environment where Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs) and others are becoming ever more aggressive," said Keith Bergelt, CEO of Open Invention Network. "We are pleased that OVHcloud, a global leader in cloud services, has joined our community and committed to patent non-aggression in core Linux and adjacent open-source technologies."

Open to all, OIN's community practices patent non-aggression in core Linux and adjacent open-source technologies by cross-licensing Linux System patents to one another on a royalty-free basis. Patents owned by Open Invention Network are similarly licensed royalty-free to any organization that agrees not to assert its patents against the Linux System. You can join the OIN community by signing the OIN license online at http://www.j-oin.net/

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, hybrid and public cloud solutions. OVHcloud manages 30 data centers across 12 sites on 4 continents, manufacturing its own servers, building its own data centers and deploying 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. https://us.ovhcloud.com.

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