The City of Peachtree Corners, Georgia, one of the first 5G smart cities in the U.S. powered by real-world connected infrastructure, has selected hosting provider OVHcloud’s U.S. entity for its smart city applications. In order to assist Peachtree Corners manage, analyze, obtain vital insights and take informed decision-making in large volumes of autonomous vehicle data, OVHcloud US will supply compute, storage, and other cloud platform resources.
Located in the metro-Atlanta region, the City of Peachtree Corners, Georgia is home to more than 45,000 residents and an innovation hub that is home to some of the world’s most revolutionary firms of technology.
As partners, OVHcloud US and Peachtree Corners intend to speed up innovation across the city, notably on the autonomous car test track of Peachtree Corner and their Curiosity Lab Innovation Center.
Peachtree Corners and members of the city’s Curiosity Lab Innovation Center will be able to leverage OVHcloud’s global cloud infrastructure. OVHcloud is a global player and Europe’s largest cloud provider operating over 400,000 servers within 33 data centers across four continents. The cloud hosting provider serves 1.6 million customers in more than 140 countries.
“Our vision for Peachtree Corners as a living lab is tied closely to the partners who gather here to collaborate with other industry leaders and focus their research on immediate challenges and results,” said Brandon Branham, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and assistant city manager of Peachtree Corners. “OVHcloud will be a major contributor to the ultimate realization of that vision, and we are excited to have them join as the exclusive cloud partner of the Curiosity Lab Innovation Center.”
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As a leading smart city in the U.S., powered by 5G, Peachtree Corners serves as an example for improved collaboration between government and private enterprise to build a brighter future for society and the business sector.
Peachtree Corners would offer the most advanced Internet of Things (IoT) and sustainable technologies: from the world’s first deployment of electronically operated telemarketers to full-autonomous shuttles used by real residents, and the Solar Road to the region’s largest charging point for electric vehicles.
From designing its servers to building and managing its data centers, including the organization of its fiber-optic network, OVHcloud’s value chain is based on an integrated approach.
“We’ve watched with interest as Peachtree Corners has established its position as the leader for autonomous mobility and smart city technologies testing and we are excited to serve as the exclusive cloud technology partner to both startups and enterprises within their ecosystem,” said Jeffrey Gregor, General Manager, OVHcloud US. “We’re eager to provide the cloud platform to support companies and agencies who are developing the next generation smart city technology that will ultimately serve communities across the country and around the world.”