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Dedicated Servers, vRack

OVHcloud's new ranges of customizable bare …

Businesses in industries around the world are using data to transform themselves to become more agile, improve customer experience, introduce new business models, and develop new sources of

Dedicated Servers

What Is A Dedicated Server For Gaming?

A dedicated gaming server is one or more clusters of servers that allow hosts and owners to customize their games, host private sessions, + more.

Hosted Private Cloud

Why Choose OVHcloud for your HPC needs?

Is A Hosted Private Cloud Right For You?

Disaster Recovery

RPO and RTO are Your Guides to Building or …

Your IT enterprise perimeter and surface exposure has become much greater — there are employees, customers and partners, cloud and on-prem, IoT and apps, systems and data, mobile devices and remote access.

Disaster Recovery

The 3 Tiers to Building a Disaster Recovery Plan …

Learn more about implementing a resilient disaster recovery plan by looking at your enterprise from the perspective of these different tiers.

Dedicated Servers

Uncovering our Managed Bare Metal Essentials range

With remote working becoming widespread and an increase in online services, companies are having to accelerate their cloud transition. The demands on infrastructures and technical teams are growing, and the challenges associated with rapid, large-scale deployments of digital solutions have both financial and human impacts. In order to make life easier for our hosting and …

Dedicated Servers

How to Create Your Own Minecraft Gaming Server

Minecraft is one of the world’s most popular games and boasts one of the world’s most active creator communities. If you’re looking for a more immersive and customized Minecraft experience, hosting the game on your own server is a logical progression.

Hosted Private Cloud

Seven Reasons to Consider OVHcloud as Your New …

OVHcloud is excited to introduce you to our new range of private cloud products.

Cloud Storage

OVHcloud VPS Plan Comparison

Compare VPS Hosting Plans by price, storage, and more. Find the perfect virtual private server solution for your needs. Browse VPS plans today with OVHcloud.

Hosted Private Cloud

Hosted Private Cloud (HPC): Backup and Disaster …

Learn how to manage virtual machine backups in the private cloud with Veeam, Zerto + VMware Managed Backup solutions by OVHcloud. Restore your data simply and easily

Industry

VPS 2020

OVHcloud™ is very pleased to showcase our Virtual Private Server (VPS) 2020 range. With a wide array of options to meet the needs of any user, these VPS's are extremely popular. Whether you are creating a small blog for personal use or are starting up a high-volume business venture, our VPS solutions are here to help you succeed.

Industry, Security

2020 OVHcloud Compliance and Certifications Blog

Protecting your data is our top priority

Industry

Seven Reasons to Consider an OVHcloud VPS Solution

The new OVHcloud VPS offerings are here! And, boy, do they deliver! OVHcloud VPS features include: the choice of latest Linux and Windows operating systems and popular applications like Wordpress and Docker pre-installed.

Dedicated Servers

DDoS Protection for the gaming community

How important is DDoS protection in the gaming community? DDoS protection is an essential need because networks are constantly under attack. This is especially true in the gaming community, where rival hosters or frustrated gamers will stop at nothing to bring your server down.

Dedicated Servers

6 Reasons why an OVHcloud Dedicated Server is the …

Dedicated servers solve some of the most challenging IT infrastructure problems facing businesses today. They give you full control of your environment with the ability to build your server(s) and customize them to the unique specifications required to run your applications.

Dedicated Servers

The ins and outs of IPMI

What is IPMI? What’s the purpose of IPMI? Why should I care about IPMI? These are all fair questions. In the hosting provider world, IPMI or (Intelligent Platform Management Interface) is thrown around almost as much as “SDDC ” or “IaaS,” but what does it mean, and why should you care? Get the answer to all of these questions here.

Dedicated Servers, Public Cloud

Latency and why it matters...

As our personal and business life increases its reliance on data, the ability to move and exchange data is compounded to impressive rates. Our reliance on online gaming, video, VOIP, and other applications make latency and bandwidth issues a hot topic.

Industry

Launch of New OVHcloud Web Terms

The OVHcloud Legal Team is excited to announce the launch of our new web terms! The July 10th rollout was the culmination of months of hard work and was dependent on input from numerous individuals across all of OVHcloud’s business units. In total six (6) documents were either updated or replaced in their entirety including the Terms of Service, the Data Processing Agreement, the Privacy Policy, the Service Specific Terms, the Service Level Agreement, and the Third Party Terms. Read all about the new web terms here.

Dedicated Servers

HG Customizations are LIVE in our East Coast DC!

OVHcloud™ is excited to announce our newest range of customizable servers are available on OVHcloud. The HG servers allow the consumer to build optimal configurations to handle complex workloads such as; artificial intelligence (AI), Apache® Hadoop, Data Analytics, databases, high performance computing, virtualization, and many others. Our HG configurations are put through vigorous testing to provide you with the best performance, security and cost.

Security

To encrypt or not to encrypt...

At the end of June, the US National Security Council met to discuss whether legislation is needed that limits the use of encryption for consumers and businesses. DOJ, FBI, DHS, Commerce, and the State Department all attended this meeting to provide their feedback and decide next steps. There was argument and discussion on both sides as to whether this legislation is necessary and whether it would lessen security measures that are needed to protect data. Read all about the prohibition of encryption in this blog post.

Cloud Storage

What you need to know about RAID

At OVHcloud, we are always getting asked by customers about RAID. What is it? How do I configure it? Why do I need it? So, we figured we would compile this information and share best practices when it comes to the different types of RAID. 

Industry

OVHcloud - In the community

On June 8th, 2019, OVHcloud employees from the Reston, VA office completed the 10k/5K for the "Lawyers Have Heart" event. This event was held at Georgetown in Washington DC where we were joined by over 300 different organizations supporting this amazing cause.

Cloud Storage, Dedicated Servers

Why would I use a Storage server?

If you’ve been going through the server options offered by OVHcloud, you have probably stumbled across our Storage family. With servers that offer up to 72 TB of storage, these servers can hold a significant amount of data. But what are the reasons we could conceivably need this much data? In this article, we will explore three of the biggest use cases for a Storage server: backup repositories, large databases, and housing multimedia content for your website.

Industry

Privacy takes center stage at the Global Privacy …

On May 2-3, the US Legal team’s Ilona Levine and Kristen Lincoln attended the Global Privacy Summit held by the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Read all about the Summit and our privacy practices here.

vRack

vRack Part 2: Use cases for our private …

In our previous vRack blog post we shared the benefits of vRack, our private networking solution that allows customers to connect their OVHcloud services together, no matter where they are in the world. In this blog post, we will share how a customer would use vRack themselves by going through a couple of scenarios.

Security

OVHcloud announces new examinations and the ISO …

OVHcloud has obtained several new attestations and the ISO certification for its product offerings in the east and west coast Data Centers. Hosted Private Cloud, Dedicated Servers and Public Cloud services within the US Data Centers are now officially compliant with ISO 27001, Type 2 SSAE 18 SOC 1&2 I, and Type 1 HIPAA frameworks. This is great news for any customers who are hosting financial or sensitive/ critical data on our servers, and particularly for customers in regulated industries like healthcare.

vRack

vRack gives customers security and control over …

vRack is a complementary OVHcloud™ layer 2 private networking tool, allowing you to connect all of your OVHcloud servers together across our 17+ Tbps backbone without going over the public internet.

Dedicated Servers

We are launching our HG range of servers in the …

OVHcloud is excited to announce its new range of HG servers. This server range is designed to support workloads that involve big data, machine learning and in-memory databases. The HG servers are also the most powerful servers OVHcloud offers. They’re capable of running the most resource-intensive workloads imaginable.

Security

The Backup Basics

Data is one of the most important assets a business has. No matter how prepared you are, there are many threats to your infrastructure that can result in data loss. Ensuring your data is backed up is one of the most important things you can do to protect your business.

Industry

Working with the National Center for Missing and …

On Friday, March 1st, the OVHcloud™ legal team visited the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s (NCMEC) headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. Founded in 1984, NCMEC is a private non-profit organization whose core mission is to help find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation, and prevent child victimization. NCMEC proactively provides assistance in the areas of professional training and resources, victim and family support; data analysis, case resources, and education across the country. 

Dedicated Servers

Server maintenance got you down?

Most businesses, especially small ones with limited resources, can free up a lot of time, effort, and money by outsourcing the maintenance of their infrastructure. OVHcloud has been building and maintaining servers for nearly 20 years, and has automated its maintenance in order to provide customers with quick response to issues and peace of mind that whatever you are hosting is secure in our data centers. This blog post will highlight all of the advantages of automated maintenance.

Hosted Private Cloud

Data migration in the spotlight

The OVHcloud® Migration Services team just finished a massive project migrating over 150 customers from the vCloud® Air™ colocation facilities into the Hosted Private Cloud product in OVHcloud data centers. Read through one of our customer testimonies to learn more about their migration from vCloud® Air™ to OVHcloud data centers.

Security

DDoS attacks are on the rise. Is your business …

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are growing in both frequency and sophistication, and a successful attack can wreak havoc on your business. This blog post will explain how OVHcloud protects our users from all of the common DDoS attacks.

Dedicated Servers

Choose the dedicated server that's right for …

Newcomers to OVHcloud will quickly notice that we offer a large range of server options, grouped into “families” that can sometimes be difficult at first to navigate. We’ll dive into each server range more in-depth in the following weeks, but reading through the following customer scenarios might help to point you in the right direction.

Industry

Data center innovation: Lower PUE means savings …

One number that OVHcloud has been obsessed with since its early days designing data centers is the Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of its data centers. PUE is fairly self-explanatory: how efficiently is my data center using energy? By finding ways to reduce energy usage, service providers can reduce overhead. It’s one of the big reasons OVHcloud is able to offer reduced pricing.

Cloud Storage, Dedicated Servers

OVHcloud brings new, high-performance storage …

OVHcloud is rolling out a new line of storage servers today in our Vint Hill, VA data center, with Hillsboro, OR expected to follow next month. This is the first of several moves aimed at providing dedicated server customers with even greater performance for their most intensive workloads.

Dedicated Servers

Dedicated servers vs colocation for small …

While the practice of colocation - renting space in a larger data center where the provider offers power, cooling, and connectivity to the outside world - is a popular option, more companies should consider dedicated hosting. There are many advantages to turning over management of your hardware to a company that is in the business of keeping infrastructure up and running.

Hosted Private Cloud

For One University, IT Resilience Meant Extending …

IT resilience is not just about how you failover and failback. It’s about where your data lives, how it is protected, and how, when, and by whom it can be accessed. For many organizations, the answer will be a move to the cloud, as one of our higher education customers learned.

Disaster Recovery

From Climate Change to Human Error: Make IT …

Climate change, and the resulting increase in climate-related weather events, are top of mind for consumers and business leaders alike. It impacts industries like energy/utilities and agriculture, but it can also impact supply chains and operations of other organizations, as well, as Harvard Business School students discovered last year. 

Disaster Recovery, Hosted Private Cloud

Customer Story - OVHcloud Helps Baylor University …

OVHcloud recently helped Baylor University, located in Waco, Texas, make a seamless transition to the cloud. Baylor manages a large amount of data for its students, alumni and faculty – as such, having redundancy with both an onsite data center and off-site cloud environment for back-up and recovery was extremely important to their success.

Hosted Private Cloud

Hot Migrations - A low risk path to the cloud for …

Hot migration is the process of moving an active workload from one data center to another. There are a few scenarios where hot migration would be applicable, but the most popular include extending or replacing a data center or implementing a disaster recovery plan.

Public Cloud

Counterpoint - Choose the Right Cloud for the …

Public cloud dominates the cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service discussion, but for many companies, the risks and challenges of moving to the public cloud outweigh the potential benefits. Here, we explore some of those challenges and present an alternative viewpoint to the public cloud hype.

Dedicated Servers

New Everyday Low Prices Open up Possibilities for …

OVHcloud has lowered prices considerably in the US, and that could be good news for web hosting providers and resellers.

Dedicated Servers

OVHcloud announces new pricing and global …

OVHcloud has announced new everyday low prices for its line of dedicated servers in a strategy aimed at bringing more US customers in to the OVHcloud environment.

OpenStack, Public Cloud

OVHcloud Public Cloud with OpenStack: A …

Today, we are excited to announce OVHcloud Public Cloud Service is now available for our U.S. customers. Our public cloud is built with OpenStack, a free and open-source software platform for cloud computing.

Cloud Storage

Manufacturing Is Moving to the Cloud, and …

Manufacturers share many of the same business and technology requirements as firms in other industries, but chief among those are, speed, scale and accuracy. These are typically among the top benefits users cite in survey after survey as their rationale for migrating their apps and workloads to the cloud.

Industry

OVHcloud Analyst Day 2018

Our first OVHcloud Analyst Day was a great success! With Hurricane Florence’s impending arrival on the East Coast, there was some worry of cancellation, but thankfully, a change in weather allowed for us to continue as planned and analysts from the US, Canada and even the UK were able to fly in and spend the day getting to know OVHcloud.

Industry

OVHcloud CEO Named a 2018 Stratus Award Winner as …

We’re proud to announce that the Business Intelligence Group has awarded Russell P. Reeder, president and CEO of OVHcloud, a 2018 Stratus Award as a “Top Executive” for Cloud Computing in their annual business award program.

Hosted Private Cloud, Industry, Public Cloud

What is the Cloud?

Good question, and we’re here to answer it. In the 90’s, if you were at a New Kids On The Block concert and someone asked if you knew what ‘the cloud’ was, you’d probably answer something along the lines of, “The clouds? They block the sun and produce rain. Why are you asking me this in the middle of a concert?” Nowadays, that question has a more complicated answer. Unless you work in the tech industry, there is a pretty good chance that you’ve heard of it, but you are not exactly sure what it is. That’s where we come in, to help you better understand the cloud.

Cloud Storage, Industry

Top Five Cloud Trends Supporting Freedom of Choice

As little as a few years ago, it would have been impossible to predict the explosion of cloud computing and its enormous impact on the enterprise. A recent report from 451 Research indicates that by 2019, 60 percent of IT workloads will run in the cloud, and that number is sure to grow rapidly. But as more organizations turn toward the cloud, their workloads are simultaneously becoming more complex, diverse and personalized.

Industry

OVHcloud Leaders Win Two Recognitions in the …

We’re excited to announce that the CEO World Awards®, an annual awards program honoring CEOs and organizations of all types and sizes around the globe, recently recognized OVHcloud’s leadership team with two awards:

Dedicated Servers

OVHcloud offers a new line of bare metal servers …

At OVHcloud, we are continuing to expand our dedicated server line with infrastructure, storage, and game servers! From high performance CPUs to free Anti-DDoS protection, our bare metal servers offer a competitive feature set that caters to business specific needs.

Industry

Our Five Favorite 2018 Cloud Conferences

We love to network at cloud conferences. Perhaps the most significant reason is the power of connecting one-on-one to other cloud industry professionals – an asset that you can seldom achieve over email or even video conferencing.

Industry

Higher Education is Bound for the Cloud

It wasn’t long ago that “distance learning” was just a buzz phrase. But the concept of learning while being tethered only to an internet connection anywhere in the world was so utterly compelling that detractors, if any, were nowhere to be found.

Industry, Security

6 Considerations for Ensuring Your Disaster …

Companies and individuals found non-compliant are subject to fines of up to 20 million euros (approximately $23.5 million) or 4 percent of a company’s total worldwide annual turnover of the preceding financial year—whichever is higher.

Disaster Recovery, Hosted Private Cloud, Industry

OVH US and Zerto collaborate to provide robust …

We are passionate about arming enterprise companies with the cloud IT infrastructure they need to support IT resiliency in the spirit of progress and innovation.

Hosted Private Cloud, Security

5 Disaster Recovery as a Service Myths Debunked

While DRaaS is growing in popularity, so too is confusion about both its capabilities and its viability for organizations of different types and sizes. So how do you go about determining if DRaaS is the right choice for your organization? Start by making sure you know what’s real and what’s not when it comes to DRaaS capabilities.

Cloud Storage, Security

Ransomware: Should We Accept it as "The New …

Ransomware attacks have been on the rise for the past three years, particularly against organizations that serve the public. That includes hospitals, school districts, state and local governments and even law enforcement.

Industry

OVHcloud champions STEM education and strives to …

OVH US President and CEO, Russell P. Reeder, shares his perspective on the importance of fostering our youth in technology education, especially with girls. Read about why OVHcloud is partnering with local community organizations to close the gap in the technology industry.

Cloud Storage, Dedicated Servers, OpenStack

OVHcloud expanding globally with its first U.S. …

OVHcloud is officially open for business in the United States, with the first data center on the East Coast now open and another on the West Coast coming soon. This will add to the expanding global footprint for OVHcloud and will bring the data center total to 28 and over 350,000 physical servers worldwide.

Hosted Private Cloud, Industry, OpenStack, Public Cloud

Net Neutrality: Enabling innovation and consumer …

As a consumer, choice is everything and regulations like Net Neutrality that ensure consumer choice are a good thing. As an Infrastructure provider, OVH is wary of any policy change that limits consumer access to innovation and choice because we believe that innovation is freedom.

Cloud Storage, Dedicated Servers, Hosted Private Cloud, Public Cloud

Intel Vulnerabilities Meltdown and Spectre: …

As mentioned in our Jan 6th blog post, OVHcloud is 100% mobilized to secure our technology stacks and environments against the recently exposed Intel, AMD, and ARM vulnerabilities. We are committed to our products and the security of our customers. Feel free to contact the Customer Support Team 24/7, or your account manager with questions.

Dedicated Servers, Hosted Private Cloud, Public Cloud, Security

Patching the Intel x86-64 Vulnerabilities

Along with the rest of the IT industry, Intel has made OVH aware of some specific vulnerabilities concerning certain processor architectures. Two of these vulnerabilities make it possible to carryout side-channel attacks, based on the same kind of mechanism as previously disclosed in January 2018 named ‘Spectre’.

OpenStack, Public Cloud

The OVHcloud Public Cloud is part of the Cloud …

In its first showing among the Top Ten Public Cloud Providers, OVHcloud ranked 2nd place in North America and 1st place in Europe, surpassing all major American players.

OpenStack, Public Cloud

OVH to participate in a call for presentation for …

The OpenStack summit, a semi-annual open source cloud event, will take place this November in Sydney, Australia.

Security

WannaCry: Dry your tears, but stay vigilant!

The recent WannaCry pandemic mostly affected workstations within businesses, but servers running outdated versions of Windows were not immune either...

OpenStack, Public Cloud

OVH accelerates with OpenStack

On Friday, the 9th of June, three leading figures from the OpenStack Foundation visited OVHclouds European headquarters in Roubaix, in northern France...

Dedicated Servers, Hosted Private Cloud, Public Cloud, vRack

The Cloud is the future. But what is the future …

Part 1: A closer look at cloud users. Who are they? What are their needs? What challenges will they face in the years to come?

Cloud Storage, Hosted Private Cloud, Public Cloud, vRack

How to choose a cloud that matches my needs?

The idea of entrusting your sensitive data to a third party was still unthinkable just a few years ago. Today, many companies are externalizing their information...

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