OVH, one of the largest hosting providers in the world with its origins in France, has announced the launch of its “next-generation” private cloud hosting offerings – evolving the VMware vCloud Air service now operated by OVH. The new offerings would include new options for disaster recovery, “enterprise-grade” private cloud, and enhanced hybridity.
OVH announced its entry to the US market via its acquisition of the vCloud Air business from VMware in April 2017. Targeted to midsize to enterprise companies, the updated product line would significantly enhance cloud workload flexibility and portability while leveraging the growing OVH data center footprint, OVH’s expert sales and support technicians, and the newly announced ‘VMware HCX hybridity technology.’
OVH is introducing its new private cloud hosting and hybrid cloud solutions on proprietary, “next-generation” hardware and software that can be augmented with its “high-performance” dedicated servers, public cloud, and network product lines. These new offerings are based on VMware’s technologies, that would allow for “seamless” workload mobility whether on-premises or in the cloud. All of these solutions immediately open access to the OVH global ecosystem of 27 data centers, 33 Points-of-Presence (PoPs), security and anti-DDoS protection.
“Businesses need solutions that scale dynamically and are supported by top-tier customer service experts to meet their evolving private cloud demands,” said Russell P. Reeder, President and CEO of OVH US. “Businesses are dynamic. Cloud providers must support business change as rapidly as it occurs. OVH works with our customers to deliver the best-fit infrastructure and software options they need to help them operate better, faster, and more efficiently.”
Key features of OVH’s new Hosted Private Cloud product lineup would include:
- Enterprise Dedicated Cloud – Built on the foundation of VMware’s software-defined data center and the latest generation of Intel hardware, OVH’s Dedicated Cloud offerings provide physically-isolated, single-tenant cloud environments for enterprise workloads. Resources are delivered in a public cloud manner, enabling “one-click, user-controlled” provisioning that would give enterprises the flexibility to add and remove resources as their needs change. Full access to familiar VMware tools already used on-premises, including VMware vSphere, vCenter Server, and NSX, would reduce ramp-time for customers.
- Disaster Recovery – Based on the core OVH Dedicated Cloud offerings and configuration choices, OVH Disaster Recovery would provide “adaptable, simple-to-use” solutions reducing recovery time objectives (RTOs) and recovery point objectives (RPOs). Customers can solve disaster recovery on-premises-to-cloud or cloud-to-cloud. OVH has partnered with industry leaders to provide best-of-breed disaster recovery software options via VMware vSphere Replication, Zerto, or VMware HCX technologies, so customers can choose the “right-fit” for their business continuity plans.
- Hybridity with VMware HCX – OVH Hosted Private Cloud solutions, coupled with VMware HCX technologies, would enable “high-performance, secured, and large-scale” workload mobility between any vSphere platform – on-premises or in the OVH cloud. HCX would allow for workloads to be migrated with zero downtime. Further, HCX abstracts multisite resources and presents them to applications as one continuous “hybrid” cloud.
“OVH is one of the first cloud providers to offer VMware HCX technologies and has long-supported VMware’s vision of multi-cloud,” said Allwyn Sequeira, senior vice president and general manager, VMware Hybrid Cloud Services. “OVH already had a strong history of delivering cloud services based on VMware technology. With the acquisition of vCloud Air, OVH‘s support and operational organizations are well prepared to support HCX.”