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OVH Rebrands To OVHcloud

Posted in Commentary with tags on October 10, 2019 by itnerd

For its 7th Summit, OVHcloud is bringing together its whole community for the annual meetup at Porte de Versailles, Paris. For the opening keynote, presented by OVHcloud’s Founder and Chairman Octave Klaba and CEO Michel Paulin, nearly 10,000 people are expected to follow the event, either by going to the Paris Expo, or via video stream around the world.

The company’s ambition is to offer a European alternative in the cloud market and its 20th anniversary marks a new milestone in its growth. OVHcloud is demonstrating its capacity for international growth, support and innovation. It is resolutely focused on the cloud and intends to contribute to an emerging ecosystem of trusted solutions in Europe.

A new name for a new era

OVH’s 20th anniversary is an opportunity to remind everyone of the company’s positioning, with more than 70 per cent of its revenue focused on cloud solutions. By adopting the name OVHcloud, the group is aligning its identity with its business development strategy in order to support its international growth.

Keeping up the SMART strategy

In spite of the name change, OVHcloud’s DNA is firmly retaining its core values: openness, to usher in the emergence of an ecosystem based on respect for data. OVHcloud continues to defend its vision of a SMART cloud: simple to implement, multi-local, accessible and predictable, reversible and open and finally, transparent. Faced with the challenges posed by the Cloud Act, OVHcloud offers solutions that are trustworthy and respectful of European values. It promotes an open and truly reversible cloud, where all customers are free to choose a way of managing their data that suits their business challenges.

Constant innovation for a SMARTer cloud

Through its four universes, OVHcloud is following its development and innovation axes, to offer its customers solutions and products that are adapted to suit their needs and resource usage.

Supporting IT decision-makers in their digital transition with Enterprise

With Enterprise products and solutions, IT decision-makers have the opportunity to secure their digital transition projects based on a transparent, reversible, predictive and multi-local cloud. This year, the Bare Metal portfolio will be enriched with dedicated server clusters, based on a private network with guaranteed performance, through standard APIs for better automation. The company will soon update its line of premium customisable HG dedicated servers with the latest-generation Intel® Cascade Lake™ and AMD EPYC™ 2nd generation CPUs, to offer users even more performance and reliability. Finally, the group is pursuing its global certification strategy, and is undergoing the SecNumCloud qualification process.

Providing an open, standard environment for DevOps who need to develop scalable cloud-based applications with the Public Cloud

With the Public Cloud product line, developers can start their activity instantly, with the flexibility of on-demand resources that allow them to adjust their resource usage to suit their needs, simply and quickly. The company also remains true to its commitments by using open and interoperable standards: Public Cloud Storage is now available with support for S3 APIs, and the alignment of Public Cloud with RefStack tools will soon be complete.

Meeting the needs of infrastructure, hardware and network enthusiasts looking to build a cloud platform with server solutions

System administrators can use server solutions to build their infrastructure for the best price and performance available on the market. This year, OVHcloud has completely redesigned its range of dedicated servers, aiming to simplify the range and make it more versatile. To meet the scalability and performance requirements of medium-sized enterprises, government agencies and universities, OVHcloud recently launched its new range of Infrastructure dedicated servers. You can use them to build server architectures in clusters and manage large databases. All servers in the Infrastructure range are equipped with the latest technology, OVHcloud Link Aggregation (OLA), which allows users to aggregate the network interfaces of each server to increase its availability, while isolating it from the public network and possible threats. Some servers in the Infrastructure range also provide advanced security features via Intel® Software Guard Extensions (SGX) technology, which fully isolates code that is being run, and data that is being processed.

OVHcloud will also be launching in early 2020 its brand-new Virtual Private Server offer. Simple and easy to scale, from STARTER to ELITE. It will deliver great options such as Automated Backup with a 99.9%  SLA.

Finally, as a pure player for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), OVHcloud relies on a rich network of partners, with all of the skills required to deploy and maintain services for its own customers. To invest in this, the company has redesigned the OVHcloud Partner Program, to better support companies’ digital transformations. This is also another way in which the company is focusing on its internationalisation. The program is open and compliant with OVHcloud’s DNA, and its first members already include companies such as Thales, Capgemini and Deloitte.

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OVH Addresses Compute-Intensive Needs With Its New Infrastructure Dedicated Servers

Posted in Commentary with tags on September 26, 2019 by itnerd

Six months after announcing a complete revamp of its dedicated server ranges, OVH is now launching its new Infrastructure range, which addresses the scalability and performance requirements of medium-size companies, government agencies and universities when it comes to building clustered server architectures or managing big databases, along with numerous other applications.

Equipped with high-speed connectivity and advanced networking and security features, OVH’s Infrastructure range of dedicated servers can be implemented for a diverse range of use cases, from media and video processing to high-performance computing, financial analytics and virtualization.

In order to maximize performance for users, the new range provides four configurations, priced from $147.99 to $339.99 monthly, each of which is designed for complementary use cases, to help companies build their own cloud infrastructure.

INFRA-1 and INFRA-2 servers are particularly well-suited to media/video processing and 2D/3D applications. They are equipped with Intel Xeon E-2274G and E-2288G processors, respectively, and the Intel UHD Graphics P630 technology, allowing for better graphics rendering. Both servers provide advanced security features, based on the Intel Software Guard Extensions (SGX) technology, which completely separates the code being executed and the data being processed.

INFRA-3 servers enable the deployment of high-performance architectures for virtualization or containerization, as well as the ability to conduct complex analytics or build virtual offices. A brand-new configuration by OVH, INFRA-3 features the AMD Epyc 7371 processor, which is one of the industry’s most efficient 16-core CPUs, specifically designed for data centers.

Finally, OVH offers INFRA-4 servers to meet the execution requirements of complex workloads, and for the deployment of virtual environments and containers. As the only dual-processor configuration in the Infrastructure range, INFRA-4 is based on the second-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors.

All servers in the Infrastructure range leverage the latest OVH Link Aggregation (OLA) technology, which makes it possible to aggregate the network interfaces of each server to increase its availability, while simultaneously isolating the server from the public network and any potential threats.

Like all OVH’s dedicated servers, the new range meets the most stringent security standards, such as compliance to ISO/IEC 27001 and includes all the usual features provided by OVH, such as built-in anti-DDoS protection, along with the ability to interconnect all servers and cloud services to OVH’s private network, vRack. In addition, the new servers leverage OVH’s robust network, including a public network bandwidth ranging from 1Gbps (standard) to 4Gbps (optional), and the vRack offering bandwidth ranging from 2Gbps (standard) to 5Gbps (optional).

OVH Cloud Partner Program Strengthens And Expands To Canada

Posted in Commentary with tags on September 16, 2019 by itnerd

OVH is happy to announce that today its OVHcloud Partner Program is now active in Canada. This partner program is aimed at organizations that support end customers in their migrations to OVH solutions, both as resellers and service providers in fields such as integration, facility management and consulting.

Globally, OVH has been offering two partnership tiers, each corresponding to different collaboration objectives to capitalize on OVH solutions.

The first tier is for Partner organizations wishing to sell or recommend OVH solutions to customers. Partners are provided with many tools to develop their own service layer based on OVH infrastructure, including:

  • Non-exclusive partnership agreements
  • Onboarding journeys dedicated to training on OVH solutions
  • Visibility in the OVH Partner Locator, allowing end customers to search for OVH partners by geography and expertise area (available soon)
  • Access to the OVH Partners Newsletter, providing privileged information about company news and partners benefits
  • Video training courses through OVH webinars
  • Access to the whole sales and technical literature for OVH solutions

The second tier is for Advanced Partner organizations that are looking to reinforce collaboration with OVH. Advanced partners are provided with:

  • Periodical OVHcloud Partner Academy training programs around the sale, administration, and support of OVH solutions
  • Access to dedicated support for Advanced partners, including individual annual target and performance monitoring and reviews
  • A dedicated account manager
  • Increased visibility in the OVH Partner Locator (available soon)
  • Participation in partner roundtables, which share roadmaps and other feedback

As a core development of its partner program, OVH intends to add multiple touchpoints with its expert teams to further reinforce partner training and monitoring at a technical and commercial level, as well as for customer support management.

The OVH Group is happy to have such organizations as Capgemini and Deloitte among the first participants of its new Partner Program. Applications are already open on https://partner.ovhcloud.com/.

Each partner organization will be registered in the OVH Partner Locator, which will be available by the end of 2019. The OVH Partner Locator will help organizations and users search providers based on their expertise and geographical coverage, which can deliver an appropriate service powered by OVH technology.

 

OVH Launches Its Managed Kubernetes Service For Canadian Customers

Posted in Commentary with tags on August 12, 2019 by itnerd

Following Kubecon in May where OVH announced the deployment of Kubernetes on its dedicated servers through a partnership with Platform9, it is now Canada’s turn to have the service deployed on all OVH solutions. OVH already facilitated the use of Kubernetes on its public cloud via a free and fully managed offer through a partnership with Platform9, but now stand-alone customers can choose to install a Kubernetes distribution on all OVH solutions as well. OVH is the industry player that offers the most choice to deploy Kubernetes on its services.

The Kubernetes solution includes delivering a common standard among hybrid cloud and multi-cloud service providers. OVH has therefore decided to implement Kubernetes to ensure freedom of choice, reversibility and transparency for users, thus helping OVH come forward as the alternative provider on the cloud market.

While the OVH Managed Kubernetes Service is mainly designed for teams that have embraced the DevOps approach and operate on a public cloud, OVH has also listened to its clients who wish to take advantage of Kubernetes orchestration software on OVH dedicated bare-metal servers. To meet those clients’ expectations, OVH has teamed up with Platform9, a US-based specialized software vendor who offers the industry’s only fully managed Kubernetes-as-a-Service that works on any infrastructure – guaranteeing 99.9 per cent SLA anywhere, while eliminating the operational burden of managing Kubernetes at enterprise-scale.

OVH cater to all potential users of Kubernetes, including:

  • Users who wish to get started by ramping up easily and affordably with OVH Managed Kubernetes Service® on OVH Public Cloud
  • Users who prefer full hardware isolation or easy integration with their corporate IS through deploying a dedicated Kubernetes service managed by Platform9 on all OVH bare-metal servers, after subscribing to the Platform9 solution
  • Users who want to deploy Kubernetes on a stand-alone basis on the various environments provided by OVH through a combination of public (OpenStack), private (VMware) or bare-metal infrastructure offerings to install their Kubernetes distribution of choice

OVH Announces The Availability Of Its Rise & HG Servers In Canada

Posted in Commentary with tags on April 29, 2019 by itnerd

OVH’s various bare-metal offerings, designed to meet the unique needs of every professional while retaining such fundamental values as availability, flexibility and latest-generation components, are now available in Canada. Through the OVH.com website, every business can find the solution most suited to its infrastructure needs. Whether it’s starting in the cloud, supporting growth or meeting critical business requirements, OVH offers a wide spectrum of configurations that take advantage of the latest technological innovations. Customers therefore get optimized–and customized–solutions for their specific individual needs.

In addition to advance servers, the new Rise and HG servers round out OVH’s bare-metal portfolio. Both are now available in Canada. OVH’s customers will have the ability to host their servers closer to their end-users in the country.

Rise – Start With One Server

Available on Monday April 29 2019

 Servers in the Rise product range will excite tech-savvy customers looking for a web hosting, gaming or streaming solution:

  • In addition to maximum availability and security, the Rise product range offers the best value for money and is accessible in several regions around the world to reduce latency.
  • The Rise-1, Rise-2 and Rise-3 models are versatile servers designed for common use cases, all the while providing the best price/performance ratio. All three server models are ideally suited for website and business application hosting requirements.
  • The Rise-4 and Rise-5 models are perfect for virtualization, VDI and all kinds of multicore processing needs. They can also host multiple virtual machines, replacing two or three small servers.

All of OVH’s dedicated servers operate in accordance with the most stringent security standards, compliant to ISO/IEC 27001. In addition, anti-DDoS protection blocks any kind of DDoS attack, 24×7, without any restrictions in size or duration, along with access to the leading European cloud provider’s own global fibre optic network (with a capacity of 17 Tbps). User data is accessible and protected in the datacentre chosen by the customer.

HG – For a High-Performing and Secure System 

The HG product range was designed to meet the needs of scientific research, business-critical applications, distributed computing and ultra-fast transactions in large private or public sector organisations:

  • The HG product range is fully customizable and scalable to match the highest resiliency and security requirements. Preconfigurations for various use cases are available in order to make selection easier.
  • These servers can accommodate dual processors and handle intensive workloads with high performance and resilience, such as big data, artificial intelligence, deep learning and in-memory databases.

OVH HG Servers Chosen by YetiForce

YetiForce wanted to design a hyperscale cloud infrastructure to host business-critical applications, in order to offer a hosted version of its YetiForce CRM software. After looking to such conventional solutions as shared hosting, YetiForce eventually decided to build its own private cloud so it benefits from a powerful processor and fast-access storage – all required to run its 800 database tables – as well as optimum security for client data handled by its application.

Though many private cloud solutions are available on the market, YetiForce chose to create its own custom solution using OVH HG servers.

To read the full YetiForce story, please visit:

YetiForce – A hyperscale cloud infrastructure for hosting business-critical applications

 

OVH Launches New Bare-Metal Product Ranges

Posted in Commentary with tags on March 26, 2019 by itnerd

As OVH customers’ demands evolve, so does OVH’s bare-metal portfolio, which will now be divided into four product ranges for added simplicity, while retaining its fundamental values, such as availability, flexibility and latest-generation components. The Rise product range combines simplicity and high performance to suit the needs of very small businesses; the Advance range is designed for small and medium businesses, enabling fast application deployment; the Infrastructure range targets businesses and organizations with critical computing, storage and network capacity requirements; and the HG range is particularly relevant for highly intensive computing, big data and hyperconverged infrastructures.

Whether to help customers get started in the cloud, support business growth or meet critical business requirements, OVH’s four new bare-metal product ranges offer a wide spectrum of configurations that take advantage of the latest technological innovations. Customers therefore get optimized–and customized–solutions for their individual specific needs.

OVH – Best-in-class bare metal made available in just 120 seconds

Through the OVH.ca website, every professional can find the bare-metal solution most suited to their expectations and to the criticality of their infrastructure. Thanks to end-to-end control of its production line and to its automated processes, OVH not only enables its customers to select one or more dedicated servers with a single click but also, most importantly, to have them available in just 120 seconds. This is a significant benefit in an environment where fast delivery is key to business competitiveness.

Computing and/or storage capacity can easily be added, if needed, so as to handle an increased amount of data; using the vRack, interconnecting your dedicated servers in a single private network is quite straightforward, just like associating them with other OVH Private Cloud or Public Cloud services to punctually handle a heavier workload.

Like all OVH’s dedicated servers, the new dedicated server ranges are operated to the most stringent security standards, compliant to ISO/IEC 27001. In addition, anti-DDoS protection is included to block any kind of DDoS attack, 24×7, without any restrictions in size or duration. Users’ data is accessible and protected in the data centre chosen by the customer.

 Rise – Start with a First Server

Available within a few months

  • Servers in the Rise product range will delight tech-savvy customers looking for a web hosting, gaming or streaming solution.
  • In addition to maximum availability and security, the Rise product range offers the best value for money and is available in several regions around the world to reduce latency.

 Advance – Deploy Applications Fast

Available now

  • The Advance product range suits the needs of small and medium businesses wishing to invest in high-performance and versatile servers. It is particularly suitable for website hosting, complex business applications (e.g. ERP systems), customer relation management (CRM), and database virtualization and management.
  • The Advance product range consists of seven servers divided into two types of configurations, depending on the available computing power and storage capacity.
  • Customers can choose the disk configuration included in their server: either high-capacity storage (HDD) or high-speed storage (NVMe SSD) – for the same price.

Infrastructure – Build Your Infrastructure Easily

Available within a few months

  • The Infrastructure product range is designed for businesses of all sizes, as well as universities and government agencies that require scalability. Computing, storage and network capacities are suited to server cluster architectures.
  • This product range is particularly suitable for managing big databases, containerization, and multi-tiered applications.

HG – Secure Business-Critical Applications

To be updated within a few months

  • The HG product range is designed to meet the needs of scientific research, business-critical applications, and distributed computing and ultra-fast transactions in large private or public sector organisations.
  • The HG product range is fully customizable and scalable to match the highest resiliency and security requirements. Pre-configurations for various use cases are available to make selection easier.
  • These servers can accommodate dual processors and handle intensive workloads, such as high-performance computing (HPC), big data, artificial intelligence, deep learning and in-memory databases.

OVH Strengthens Position as Major Player in Artificial Intelligence

Posted in Commentary with tags on February 5, 2019 by itnerd

OVH, a global hyper-scale cloud provider, today announcedit is taking a new step in its partnership with NVIDIA by becoming the first European cloud provider to offer globally the NVIDIA GPU Cloud (NGC) software platform, strengthening its position as a major player in the democratization of artificial intelligence technologies.

With NVIDIA’s NGC, the comprehensive catalog of software solutions optimized for machine learning, deep learning and HPC (High Performance Computing), all OVH customers around the world can now deploy artificial intelligence projects and solutions on the global cloud provider’s infrastructures in a matter of minutes, including from OVH’s Canadian data centre, located in Montreal. In order to address the growing needs of the Canadian AI ecosystem, OVH plans to expand its Montreal operations around a hub specialized in R&D that will focus on building Public Cloud services and API.

OVH already offers a complete range of hardware compatible with NVIDIA NGC:

  • A new range of Public Cloud instances powered by the latest NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPUs, which offer an excellent cost/performance ratio and are especially suited to startups and innovation clusters
  • DGX-1 dedicated servers, which are composed of 8 of the latest generation V100 GPUs, equipped with NVLink technology designed for intensive use in machine learning or deep learning

Different Types of Uses for Different Types of Customers

Heuritech, a startup specializing in artificial intelligence for fashion, received support through OVH’s startup program, the OVH Digital Launch Pad, and benefited from one year of free infrastructure. With intensive computing needs, Heuritech has chosen to build a custom infrastructure using OVH dedicated servers powered by NVIDIA GPUs.

Systran, a world leader in translation technologies for more than 50 years, has also used OVH infrastructures for the intensive calculation of neural networks applied to language processing. These complex translation problems are solved through DGX-1’s outstanding performance.

An Enhanced Cloud Through AI

At OVH, artificial intelligence is not only about products, but is also used internally to provide OVH customers with the most seamless and secure experience possible.

OVH’s cloud infrastructures take advantage of machine learning and deep learning products and applications for maintaining IT equipment, predicting database fill rates and anticipating temperature variations in data centers. OVH gives an additional guarantee, to provide its customers with ever more reliable solutions and a greater capacity for innovation.