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OVH to Launch –SDDC on Demand– Offer in Partnership with VMware, Opens the Way to Hyperconvergence and Hybrid Cloud

MONTREAL, QUEBEC — (Marketwired) — 06/10/16 — To increase competitiveness and the ability to innovate, enterprises of all sizes need to reduce IT costs while gaining agility, performance and flexibility. To meet these challenges, today OVH launches the first step in –on demand Software-Defined Datacenters–, a generation of intelligent virtual datacenters, equipped with dedicated resources that are fully automated.

Enterprise waiting for more from a classic cloud offer

The cloud has attracted nearly every type of business in just a handful of years notably through its scalability, speed and evolving infrastructures. But now businesses want to take a new turn in decreasing the time to deploy and configure their network security.

In this context and facing the demands emerging on the market, OVH–s Dedicated Cloud continues to evolve with the integration of VMware NSX® network virtualization platform. VMware NSX will allow infrastructure managers to deploy, in just a few clicks, all the necessary components needed to build their platforms (firewall, LoadBalancer, private networks, etc.) as well as to define their security policies easily and directly from their vSphere console.

“The Dedicated Cloud offer with VMware vSphere® and VMware vCenter Server, offered as a service, was the start in delivering customers a turnkey solution. The integration of VMware NSX marks a new step towards –SDDC on demand–.

Customers can now activate VMware NSX directly from their customer control panel with complete autonomy. Very soon the offer will be supplemented with additional infrastructure elements like VMware Virtual SAN storage as well as VMware vRealize® Operations management as-a-service. Industrialization and automation of deployments are at the heart of our concerns,” says Miroslaw Klaba, VP R&D at OVH.

Towards the cloud with extreme performance

The need for performance continues to grow and is becoming critical for businesses whose activities require high read/write access with minimal latency. The datastores available today can show their limitations when dealing with massive requests, especially for very large databases. OVH completes its offer with dedicated hosts using VMware Virtual SAN All Flash Software Defined technology, composed of SSD disks. VMware Virtual SAN technology uses the local disks of each host, resulting in performance being boosted through SSD technology with almost no latency. When it comes to redundancy, each host is composed of SSD disks for caching and two other SSD disks for storage, configured with RAID 0 at the host level and an equivalent RAID 1 with another host cluster. VMware vMotion®, DRS and fault tolerance features remain operational on the entire Dedicated Cloud infrastructure.

In addition, VMware vRealize Operations integration will simplify infrastructure management and maintenance. Administrators will have a real time view of what is happening on the infrastructure as well as having the ability to perform load or growth diagnostics and manage resource capacity.

Hybrid cloud achieved with Software Defined Datacenter

Businesses can completely rely on Dedicated Cloud to externalize all or part of their infrastructures in OVH datacenters, with a guarantee of optimal security as Dedicated Cloud is PCI-DSS, ISO 27001, SOC 1, and SOC 2 type 2 certified. Professionals also have the guarantee that all the VMware technologies that they use internally are identical to those used to manage their Dedicated Cloud. With the integration of a complementary solution such as Dedicated Connect, businesses can build their private hybrid cloud with a dedicated connection between their internal infrastructure and OVH datacenters.

“OVH, 2015 Global Service Provider of the Year, continues to play an increasingly strategic role in our vCloud Air Network (vCAN) cloud provider eco-system” said Ajay Patel, Senior Vice-President Cloud Provider Software VMware. “The new capabilities being offered by OVH, along with the depth and breadth of software-defined data center solutions from VMware, gives customers an operational consistent, secure enterprise-class cloud solution.”

“We are very happy to be a part of the VMware ecosystem at this partner level,” states Laurent Allard, OVH CEO. “Combining powerful software-defined infrastructure with OVH–s dedicated infrastructure, along with our co-innovation, allows us to bring added value to organizations that is unique. Our customers can get a head start and create new opportunities.”

VMware, vRealize, NSX and vCloud Air are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other jurisdictions.

About OVH

Specializing in cloud and internet infrastructure, OVH offers innovative products and services evolving around three universes: Web, Dedicated and Cloud. Since being founded in 1999, the company has become an established partner for hundreds of thousands of professionals worldwide. OVH owes its success not only to a development model built on innovation but also to keeping full control over the supply chain, from server manufacturing and in-house maintenance of their infrastructure, right down to customer assistance. OVH is able to ensure stable and reliable product and service offerings to all clients across all its brands while also providing the best price quality ratio.

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