OVH is a major player in the European cloud market, with 20 datacentres in Europe and North America, all connected via its very own 10 Tbps dark fibre network.
Founded in 1999, OVH provides its 1 million worldwide customers with simple yet powerful products and services revolving around three areas: Web (Domains, Web Hosting, Exchange), Dedicated (Servers) and Cloud (Public and Private Cloud, VDI, VPS). OVH’s key philosophy is that technology must serve a business need and they continue to be strongly committed to respecting the individual, freedom and providing equal access to new technology.
Octave Klaba founded OVH when he was still a student at the Lille ICAM. As a cloud and internet infrastructure specialist, OVH made its name as a leading partner for hundreds of thousands of professionals around the world. Structured around its own datacenters, the company designs and operates its fiber optic global network: as a result, latency is being reduced and content is carried securely.
OVH’s growth was marked by many innovations. One of them is watercooling, an energy-saving method that eliminates the need for air conditioning in datacenters. These savings are trickling down to all users who are hosting their date in one of OVH’s 20 datacenters spread across 4 continents. The company is currently working to implement 7 new datacentres across Europe and the United States.
Now with more than 1,500 employees, the company is continuing its world-wide expansion while staying true to the startup spirit that fuelled its growth. As such, OVH is still keeping strong ties with local ecosystems (i.e.: Euratechnologies or the French Tech label in France) and is hosting startups in its Montreal offices. During the OVH World Tour – which takes place every year, the company has gotten into the habit of highlighting startups who chose to work with OVH such as Giroptic who hosts 360 content for its users at OVH (video) and Connit, the startup specialising in IoT (video)