OVH.com Launches ARMv8-Based Public Cloud Powered by Cavium’s ThunderX Workload Optimized Processors

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OVH.com, one of the world’s largest web hosting companies headquartered in France, has announced an ARMv8 based public cloud for scalable compute and storage powered by Cavium’s (NASDAQ: CAVM) flagship 48 core 64-bit ARMv8-A ThunderX workload optimized processor. These platforms will be available to OVH.com customers starting this quarter.

From web hosting to virtual data centers, dedicated servers and storage solutions, OVH.com offers a vast range of IT services for businesses and technophiles in particular. With 700,000 customers across 16 countries and 17 data centers hosting a total of 200,000 servers, OVH.com is one of the largest web hosting providers in the world.

cloud-servers-ovhCavium‘s ThunderX processors provide a building block for OVH.com’s public cloud service, RunAbove. This OVH brand delivers public cloud on steroids combining the power of bare metal with the flexibility and high availability of the public cloud. RunAbove cloud services powered by ThunderX will be available in early Aug 2015.

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RunAbove ThunderX customers would benefit from the fine-grained control of a large number of cores, integrated standard low latency Ethernet fabric, 10/40/100 GbE networking, end-to-end virtualization enabled through virtSoC technology, and “powerful” integrated accelerators for packet processing, security, deep packet inspection and virtualization.

OVH will leverage both ThunderX_CP and ThunderX_ST workload optimized processor SKUs to deliver fast and scalable compute and storage services seamlessly provisioned by OpenStack.

“This deployment is an example of OVH.Com‘s leadership in delivering latest industry leading technologies to our customers,” said Miroslaw KLABA, VP R&D of OVH.Com. “With RunAbove ThunderX based instances, we can offer our users breakthrough performance at the lowest cost while optimizing the infrastructure for targeted compute and storage workloads delivering best in class TCO and user experience.”

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