7 Reasons to Choose OVHcloud® Powered by VMware®

7 Reasons to Choose OVHcloud® Powered by VMware®

Already using VMware but want to run it in the cloud? Here’s the solution to seamlessly transition those workloads to the same environment.

OVHcloud lets you leverage the market-leading capabilities of VMware in a unified architecture using familiar tools. You can address use cases such as on-demand capacity, disaster recovery, and backup using the same expertise you’re already familiar with for operational continuity. The OVHcloud private cloud stack is based on the VMware Cloud Provider Program (VCPP). It’s designed to keep businesses running with continuous protection and improve productivity using VMware’s high-availability technology.


Seven distinctive advantages OVHcloud® Powered by VMware® offers to make expanding to the cloud easier and more cost-effective.

Full Access to vSphere vCenter

Out-of-the-box OVHcloud provides comprehensive access to vSphere vCenter. With direct access to vCenter, whether you’re working on the cloud or on-prem, there is no change of tool set or procedures. This is important because as you move more workloads to the cloud, the complexity of learning different applications in the new environment is a productivity killer. Rather than introduce new technologies requiring new skill sets, move forward at a more predictable rate by keeping the skill gap small and leveraging what you already use on-prem.


OVHcloud monitors the host's heartbeat. If a consistent heartbeat is not present on the A side or the B side, an additional host is automatically deployed, allowing the cluster to cool off and recalibrate. Automation is unique to OVHcloud. There is no need to sign a special support contract to get this service. The OVHcloud objective is to keep your clusters and business up and running.

Mix and Match Storage Options

OVHcloud’s relationship with VMware started long before VMware developed vSAN. As a result, OVHcloud users can mix and match vSAN hosts and non-vSAN hosts or attach NFS datastores to vSAN hosts to add more storage without adding more compute. Choose the compute/storage options best suited for your environment – saving money and not overprovisioning.

vRealize Operations (vROps)

vROps Manager is a system health monitoring utility that highlights issues and steers users in the right direction for troubleshooting. Many reports come with vROps, including Cluster Reclamation to balance clusters and reclaim RAM, CPU, and even space, so you can redistribute those payloads out for other projects or even just to save money.

DDoS Protection

By default, every OVHcloud product is protected from this type of malicious activity. Our DDoS infrastructure combines edge, backbone, and data center network logic and has the proven capacity to mitigate attacks up to 1.3 Tbps in size. DDoS protection is free of charge with OVHcloud.

vRack (Virtual Rack)

OVHcloud® Powered by VMware® is not isolated. You can connect bare metal servers or public cloud instances to your private cloud using our vRack technology. The vRack technology enables your OVHcloud services to be connected, isolated, or spread across one or multiple private, secure networks. You can build complex private infrastructures on a global multi-datacenter scale using vRack.

No Charge for Data Traffic

It will consistently cost less to run OVHcloud® Powered by VMware® because we don’t charge for data traffic. With OVHcloud, there is no charge for traffic pushed from one data center to another for backup, replications, or even a disaster recovery operation.


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