ROUBAIX, France, Jan. 26, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The number-one Internet
hoster in Europe is beginning work on its first data centre on North
American soil in a portion of the former industrial area of Rio Tinto
Alcan that belongs to the City of Beauharnois. This large industrial
park will soon be home to the largest data centre in the history of
An ecological data centre with 360,000 servers
In keeping with its desire to lower the operating costs of its equipment
while limiting the impact on the environment, OVH.com has always
mobilized its teams to search for ecological solutions.
In 2003, the company developed an innovative process of water cooling
its servers. OVH.com continued on with its research and inaugurated a
brand new data centre that embodied a revolutionary concept right
beside its head office in Europe in 2011. The centre was built in the
shape of a hollow tower, which totally eliminated air conditioning in
favour of ventilation, a less energy-consuming alternative. As a
result, the data centre has posted a power usage effectiveness (PUE) of
1.10. There is no denying that these technological innovations
favourably affect prices. Since the energy costs of these servers are
lower, OVH.com clients always end up paying the lowest rates.
Based on this model, the future OVH.com data centre, with construction
slated to begin in Beauharnois in early 2012, will be home to 360,000
servers, which represents unprecedented capacity for the hoster, whose
entire computer population deployed in France stands at 100,000
This project has been in the works for several months and came together
thanks to the active support of three Canadian partners—the City of
Beauharnois, the Centre local de développement (CLD)
Beauharnois-Salaberry and Montréal International.
OVH.com - a dynamic presence and an engine of local employment
OVH.com has already launched its recruiting campaign on Canadian soil.
One hundred jobs will be created on the Beauharnois site and in the
company's Montréal offices. Local suppliers are already reaping the
OVH.com is seeking people to fit a variety of profiles. IT technicians
(networks and equipment), electronics and wiring technicians, IT
network technicians (networks and equipment), assembler/controllers and
electronic equipment checkers, etc., will have to be filled at the
centre, while other positions—analysts and IT consultants, software
engineers and designers, IT engineers, user support officers and
coordinators—will round out the team at the downtown Montréal offices.
Everyone wishing to take part in the OVH.com adventure can send their
applications to www.ovh.com/jobs. They will have a hand in the spectacular expansion the company has
enjoyed and in the development of all of its cutting-edge technologies.
The new data centre in Québec represents the first major stage of the
company's foray into the North American market. OVH.com, which is
currently the fourth largest hoster* of Internet sites in the world,
makes no secret of its ambitions to rank among the top three over time.
* Source: Netcraft, January 2012
About OVH ● www.ovh.com
Founded in 1999 by Octave Klaba, OVH.com is an independent French
company based in Roubaix.
Its competitive advantage? An exceptional quality/price ratio, much
appreciated by Internet users. With strong significant technological
benefits, such as an exclusive process of water cooling its servers,
OVH.com has always advocated innovation and performance with a friendly
ecological and environmental approach.
Hosting a large number of radio and the largest network games, OVH.com
became an Internet service provider (ISP). Well established in the
global market, OVH.com extends its expertise in Europe and beyond with
a dozen existing subsidiaries and others in perspective.
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