January 17, 2013
MONTREAL, Jan. 17 – OVH.com, Europe’s #1 Internet Hosting Provider, known for its reliable and innovative services, has built the world’s largest data center near Montreal, Canada to serve its customers in North America.
"We set our standards very high and our prices are competitive. We expect to meet North American user’s needs as we do in Europe, where we already manage 140,000 servers," explains Octave Klaba, the CEO and Founder of OVH.com.
OVH.com designs and builds its own servers, in order to control all the components and optimize their performance, to provide its customers with the latest technological innovations as they reach the market.
The 2013 roll-out focuses primarily on Intel’s Ivy Bridge/Sandy Bridge server technologies, with hosts on a guaranteed network pipe and unlimited bandwith for clients, capable to answer the ever-increasing adoption of Cloud Computing.
For demanding Cloud Computing users worried about security, Dedicated Cloud, an actual bank vault in the cloud, is the perfect solution. OVH.com is the only hosting provider that doesn’t share server resources and provide dedicated physical servers to each of its customers. The customer has 100% of its resources and does not share it with anyone else.
Built on VMware’s vSphere, Dedicated Cloud combines the power of the world’s virtualization leader with the technical expertise of Europe’s best Internet hosting service provider. Dedicate Cloud allows businesses to benefit from a complete virtual data center in less than 30 minutes and adjust its growth indefinitely, in only 2 minutes! Each customer can then built its custom solution and have it evolved according to its needs.
For its Dedicated Cloud service, OVH.com can guarantee 99.99% availability, as the company has decided to invest, since 2010, in an infrastructure that meets the requirements for Tier 4 data center certification.
A Powerful Infrastructure
By choosing OVH.com, IT professionals can rely on a high-availability network and high-quality bandwidth.
Since 2006, OVH.com deployed its own fiber-optic network, which is today one of the world’s largest, covering Europe and North America, and includes 33 points of presences (POPs). It offers 2.5 Tbps of ever-increasing bandwidth capacity and guarantees top-notch routing on every continent.
Highly secure, OVH.com’s network is completely redundant, with each path paired and the totality of POPs linked to provide complete network availability.
In addition to guaranteeing security and maximum flexibility to its customers, OVH.com has built “BHS”, a data center on the outskirts of Montreal with a record capacity of 360,000 physical servers.
Based on OVH.com’s expertise in building its 9 other data centers, “BHS” can operate without air conditioning, using a set of unique and proprietary cooling technologies developed in-house. BHS is powered with renewable energy from a hydro-electric dam, just 300 meters from the building, and capable to achieve a record PUE (power usage effectiveness) of less than 1.1.
This investment allows the company to control the design and support of its facilities, end to end, leveraging economies of scale to provide greater savings for its customers.
A Highly Qualified Customer Service
OVH.com has in-house commercial and technical support teams, staffed with passionate customer service experts, with the only goal to provide customers with 100% satisfaction in their use of the services. Available 24/7, 365 days a year, our customer service experts are available by e-mail, phone and chat. Teams of systems administrators are permanently on site, in the data center and in the engineering office.
With an ambitious business model, based on total ownership and control of the hosting supply chain, OVH.com set a long-term strategy of offering the highest quality services at the best prices.
OVH.com is the #1 Internet hosting provider in Europe. Founded in 1999 by Octave Klaba, the company experienced exponential growth, with now over 150,000 dedicated servers in 11 data centers. OVH owes its success to a growth model based on innovation and total control of the hosting supply chain, in-house server production, infrastructure maintenance and client support. For every of its service and solution, OVH.com is able to offer the best value and provide real guarantees to customers. Located in 16 countries, on 3 continents, OVH.com is today the world’s reference for customers seeking the best of the Internet.
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