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London, UK – February 23, 2017 – OVH, Europe’s largest cloud hosting provider, today announced the acquisition of a new data centre facility in the US. Located in Hillsboro, Oregon, this facility joins Vint Hill, Virginia as the second US data centre, with a third North American data centre located in Beauharnois, Canada. These installations will allow OVH to support its more than one million customers’ needs for global presence and respond to the growing demand for outsourced digital infrastructures throughout the world.

451 Research predicted that cloud spending would reach $21.9 billion in 2016 and would grow to more than $44.2 billion by 2020. Existing cloud users are scaling their IT environments, while other businesses pursue IT modernisation by migrating to the cloud for the first time. And of that demand, Global Industry Analysts estimates the US market is the largest – estimated to be worth at least $7.5 billion by 2020.

OVH uses its patented green technology to run data centres with significantly less power. Proprietary water-cooled servers save energy on cooling and also enable the company to increase availability and efficiency of its servers, as a result of the efficient heat transfer technology.

The Vint Hill and Hillsboro data centres will also benefit from this cooling technology, a key competitive advantage in the North American market: “For years, leading tech companies have been trying to figure out how to cool their data centres while saving energy and money,” said Pascal Jaillon, Vice President of Research & Development for OVH US. “Legacy data centres have been using expensive forced air conditioning to cool servers. OVH’s innovation in data centre cooling is just the first of many that will be introduced in this growing market.”

Coupled with Vint Hill’s East coast location, the new West coast data centre will ensure redundancy and scale for US-based companies. Just 20 miles from Portland, the Hillsboro data centre will house about 80,000 servers in 112,500 square feet. Announced in October, the Vint Hill data centre is currently under construction and staffing up. Initial offers for businesses interested in expanding to the US data centres are targeted to be available in summer from the Vint Hill location.

At the end of its deployment plan, OVH will offer its one million customers a choice of data centres in 11 countries, across 4 continents. The Hillsboro data centre extends the global fibre network, which delivers top performance with a capacity of 10+ Tbps ensuring optimal latency and security. To deliver a consistent level of service, OVH offers 32 points of presence worldwide and owns thousands of miles of fibre globally. All new data centres include anti-DDoS protection free of charge.

To learn more about OVH’s data centre locations and offers, visit:
https://www.ovh.co.uk/aboutus/datacentres.xml

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About OVH

The OVH group was founded in 1999. It innovates at the very heart of the web, data centres and networks, and today it is a key player in the global cloud arena. Through OVH.com, So you Start, RunAbove, Kimsufi and hubiC, the OVH group offers simple and powerful tools and solutions that put technology at the service of business and significantly improve the working practices of its 1 million customers around the world. As always, the company remains firmly committed to respecting individuals and their freedom, and providing equal opportunity of access to new technology. For OVH, "Innovation is Freedom".

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