OVHcloud Meets Growing Request For Flexible Hybrid Cloud With Data Center As-A-Service Offering

OVHcloud, Europe’s leading cloud service provider, is increasingly focusing on its Data Center as-a-Service offering as a response to the growing demand from companies for a hybrid cloud that provides flexibility, security, and scalability. OVHcloud is addressing these needs by anchoring the principles of digital sovereignty, cost predictability and interoperability, the pillars of the company’s vision.

The COVID-19 pandemic illustrated the importance of a hybrid cloud model that balances cloud-centric capabilities distributed everywhere and used as-a-service with the control of a legacy environment. For organizations that were on the path to cloud adoption, it was relatively easy to quickly scale up cloud-based resources for employees who suddenly found themselves operating remotely, as well as applications to easily meet business needs. At the same time however, resistance has emerged from some on the use of the public cloud, particularly regarding the localization of resources and the requirements of regulatory compliance and security for sectors such as financial services, healthcare, and others.

Helping Canadian companies navigate the challenges of hybrid cloud

A recent survey shows that more than half of Canadian organizations rely on hybrid IT environments and plan on spending more to combine on-premise and cloud deployments in order to choose the right environment for each workload.  With the aim of overcoming concerns about cloud usage and ensuring better interoperability between the public cloud and customers’ on-premises infrastructure, OVHcloud has introduced the Data Center as-a-service (DCaaS) offering, a new generation of solutions that bring together the hardware and software assets of a cloud provider that can be deployed in any data center.

DCaaS is a pre-integrated cloud services system offering a pool of shared resources dedicated to a single enterprise. Only accessible and fully controlled by the enterprise, this solution ensures a sovereign, trustable and sustainable environment to handle datacenter operations.

Local dedicated cloud-as-a-service is an important development in enabling hybrid cloud environments for organizations to integrate and orchestrate workloads between dedicated and public clouds based on the characteristics and business impact of different workloads. An IDC survey conducted in August 2020* shows that 17% of Canadian organizations were migrating their core business applications to the cloud, indicating that a modern on-prem environment is still at the heart of their digital transformation strategy.

More freedom to scale in a secure, transparent environment

Based on OVHcloud’s open standards and latest technologies, DCaaS meets all the criteria to ensure smooth cloud deployments, including agility, scalability, and the consumption model that users expect, as well as self-service provisioning and simplified implementations for end users through preconfigured and integrated workflows. This dedicated on-premises cloud solution ensures the level of control, management and performance traditionally associated with legacy infrastructures, providing at the same time cloud-like capabilities meeting the highest standards in terms of governance, compliance and security. 

Also benefiting from OVHcloud’s vertically integrated model in the design and management of their own datacenters, organizations have the flexibility to deploy their infrastructure on-premises or within a dedicated private zone in any of OVHcloud’s datacenters. From a single rack in one OVHcloud datacenter to multiple on-premises datacenters, the DCaaS offering ensures the modularity that Canadian companies are looking for to optimize their hybrid cloud journey. They will also experience usage-based cost predictability and the assurance of regular upgrades of their environment with the latest, best-of-breed technologies used by OVHcloud. 

To learn more about DCaaS, download the IDC InfoBrief for free: https://www.ovhcloud.com/en-ca/enterprise/idc-InfoBrief-dcaas/

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