OVHcloud, formerly VMware’s vCloud Air business that was sold to hosting provider OVH in 2017, has announced the launch of VMware Cloud Foundation on OVHcloud – a ‘complete’ hyperconverged, software-defined data center (SDDC) infrastructure solution. VMware Cloud Foundation on OVHcloud integrates the latest VMware SDDC offerings – VMware vSphere, vSAN, and NSX – that virtualize compute, storage, and networking with an OVHcloud Hosted Private Cloud architecture.
From the combined “power of” VMware software and fully dedicated OVHcloud hardware, enterprise customers would gain unique control to support hundreds to thousands of virtual machines.
OVHcloud created a bundled offering that is optimized for vSAN and includes a minimum of four fully-loaded servers, each with two Intel Xeon Gold premium CPUs, 768 GB of high-capacity RAM, and 25TB of storage with the newest and fastest NVMe hard drives. Hosting packages can be expanded by adding additional servers.
In addition, OVHcloud would couple the hardware with networking services such as VLAN management for up to 4,000 VLANs, a 15TBPS capacity backbone, free anti-DDoS protection, and no ingress or egress charges. OVHcloud also includes VMware Hybrid Cloud Extension to abstract on-premises and cloud resources as one continuous hybrid cloud.
“This offering is the natural next step in the evolution of our VMware-based solution set,” said Russell P. Reeder, CEO of OVH US. “We listened to what the market requested. The customers we’ve spoken with have been very excited about the value of the performance, control, and features they will receive with VMware Cloud Foundation on OVHcloud, and their enthusiasm has translated into the development of this offering. This announcement is another example of our strong, ongoing partnership with VMware, as well as the growth and momentum OVHcloud is seeing in the U.S.”
U.S. Data Center Expansion
The announcement follows the news that OVHCloud has now opened two new data centers in the U.S. (in Virginia and Oregon) and has already migrated scores of vCloud Air powered by OVH customers to both its U.S. and European data center locations, making OVHcloud one of the leading providers of VMware migrations. OVHcloud’s offerings feature hosted private cloud, bare metal servers, and public cloud services.
“This new solution from OVHcloud represents a best-in-class hosted private cloud offering and is the result of our long-time strategic partnership,” said Ajay Patel, senior vice president and general manager, cloud provider software business unit at VMware. “We’re excited to see OVHcloud offer this new solution, leveraging VMware Cloud Foundation, as one of the first to offer Hybrid Cloud Extension to facilitate customer migration and utilization of hybrid cloud.”