The leading webhosting company in Europe*, OVH.com is ready to launch the first servers for its North-American customers. In less than six months, what used to be an industrial site in Beauharnois (Quebec), has become a high capacity, fully operational data center from which the host will be able to replicate, in Canada, the quality and performance of its European offers.
MONTREAL, July 13, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Starting on July 12th until August 15th 2012, 10 000 machines will be regularly made available to users, free of charge and without any obligation, a first in webhosting.
A radically different approach
To succeed on the Internet market, OVH.com has adopted a simple formula from the very start, think outside the box to offer better services at lower prices. In an industry where most players follow short-term strategies, the webhosting company aims for the long term by building its own data centers, developing its own air-conditioning free cooling systems, by designing and assembling its own servers, by managing its own optical fiber network and providing in-house technical support with its own teams.
To build its 9th data center, its first on the American continent, OVH.com relied on this model that has been a success in Europe for more than a decade. As a result of this unique configuration, the host will be able to offer its dedicated servers at the same price as in Europe i.e.: a quarter of the price of its American competitors.
For this, the new data center is entirely powered by green energy coming from a hydro dam located less than 300 meters away from the building. OVH.com plans to eventually consume 40 MVA, with a PUE under 1.1.
Unlike its competitors, OVH.com has also invested in and deployed a network that covers Canada and the United States. Based on the new coherent 100G technology, this equipment makes it possible to manage a high capacity (10 Tbps) fully redundant network. This means the host ensures 100% network availability and low latencies.
Also being poles apart from its competition, who occupy a number of different buildings, OVH.com chose to build a data center along the East coast on an unprecedented scale. In the end, this data center will have a total capacity of 360,000 physical servers. This method, requires a significant initial investment, but allows for future industrialization that in time will achieve great economies of scale.
Finally, OVH.com doesn't buy its servers pre-made, but builds them in their own production chains located directly in the data center. As a result, each day, up to 400 servers can be assembled per the customer's specifications and delivered within 1 hour.
An ambitious goal
In a nutshell, OVH.com is about to make a difference on the American market thanks to its business model. By lowering operational costs and investing heavily in innovation, the host commits to a long term strategy to offer the highest level of quality at cut-rate prices.
Created in 1999 by Octave Klaba, OVH.com is an independent French company based in Roubaix. It is the leading web hosting company in Europe and ranks 4th worldwide in terms of domain names*. OVH.com's main asset is the core philosophy that it has followed from the beginning - the highest quality of service at the lowest price.
With key technological accomplishments, such as its exclusive server water cooling system, OVH.com has continually encouraged innovation and performance, while at the same time remaining committed to following an ecological and environmental approach.
A host for radio stations as well as for the biggest game server networks, OVH.com has recently taken on the Cloud Computing challenge. With a strong presence on the global market, OVH.com's expertise reaches across Europe and the world with more than 15 subsidiaries around the globe, including one recently launched in North America.
*Source: Netcraft, April 2012
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