OVH has signed a new agreement with virtualization leader VMware in relation to its vCloud Air Network program. This agreement confirms the desire of the two groups to work more closely together. Common strategies will be adopted in co-innovation and co-marketing.
OVH is already a VMware Hybrid Cloud Powered Service Provider partner and this new partnership offers the possibility for 500,000 VMware customers to seamlessly move to OVH’s Dedicated Cloud, which is based on vSphere and vCloud Director technologies. With Dedicated Cloud, professionals benefit from a dedicated infrastructure that is managed by OVH which allows them to concentrate more on their business.
“This agreement is an important milestone in our partnership. It affirms our common intention to offer optimum hybrid cloud solutions under the best possible conditions for our clients. OVH and VMware will thus reinforce both the services and support that they offer,” stated Laurent Allard, CEO of OVH.com.
“OVH offers based on VMware solutions continue to exceed our expectations" said Geoff Waters, Vice President, Service Provider Channel, VMware. “Due to their capacity to innovate, OVH is a major strategic partner within our vCloud Air Network ecosystem of which we rely on to serve our customers worldwide. The beneficiary of these solutions is the customer and we are delighted to further strengthen our relationship with OVH.”
Partners since the launch of Dedicated Cloud in 2010, OVH and VMware have maintained close relations, giving rise to such a novel concepts as "OVH Academy", technical training sessions adapted to customers’ needs. This agreement marks a new step in this alliance. To date, very few companies worldwide have signed a similar agreement with VMware.
Providing 700,000 customers with a better, safer cloud, OVH.com operates over 200,000 physical servers in 17 datacenters world-wide, powered by a private fiber optic network (3,500Gbps). In 2013, the company opened the biggest datacenter in the world in Montreal, Canada, with a capacity of 360,000 servers. OVH.com owes its success to its disruptive pricing made possible by adopting an industrial approach to a high-tech industry, and maintaining complete control of the supply chain, through total vertical integration (from datacenter construction to server production). OVH.com is committed to finding innovative solutions to push the boundaries of cloud security.
This article was originally posted “OVH Reinforces Its Strategic Partnership With VMware” from Cloud Strategy Magazine.