Press Release

Global Cloud IaaS Leader OVH selects Melbourne for its APAC Regional Headquarters

Press Release

In line with OVH’s mission to expand its European leadership position in Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), the installation of this regional office will be pivotal in delivering growth the business has projected for the next three years. Melbourne was chosen as the location for the new headquarters because of its high calibre talent pool, liveability and vibrancy of the start-up ecosystem. All these factors, in addition to its competitive operating costs are paramount to fostering innovation and growth while delivering the best possible local support services to OVH customers and business partners across the region. Laurent Allard, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of OVH, celebrated the Melbourne Regional HQ on Friday, 12 May in presence of the Hon. Philip Dalidakis, MP, Victorian Minister for Innovation. Mr. Allard said, “The ability to recruit top talents in the Victorian market was a key driver in selecting Melbourne for our headquarters, which we believe will support our growth trajectory.  I am very pleased to be back in Melbourne. I always enjoy the dynamism, work ethic and culture of Melbournians.” Hon. Philip Dalidakis, MP, Victorian Minister for Innovation says “OVH is yet another example of a leading global technology company choosing Victoria as a base as it pushes into the Australian and Asian markets. The importance of cloud infrastructure is growing rapidly, so it's wonderful to have an industry leader such as OVH here in Melbourne and we welcome them with open arms." By tapping into the highly skilled resource pool available in Melbourne, OVH plans to employ 80 full-time staff within three years, including
a complete range of highly skilled employees covering technical pre-sales, technical sales, customer support and marketing.  Providing superior hyper-scale cloud infrastructure locally, OVH intends to “democratise the cloud”, offering a compelling value proposition in the market across Australia and South East Asia. Customers can now provision, in a matter of minutes, dedicated bare metal servers or VMware clusters, all with the benefits of the public cloud, that is, no minimum commitment and a pay-as-you-go pricing model. The company also plans on making a significant investment to provide in-house technical training, offering unique career opportunities to
Victorians. The establishment of the APAC Regional Headquarter in Melbourne, supported by the Victorian Government is a significant step towards OVH’s globalisation strategy. At the same time OVH launched its services in APAC, the company announced six Datacenters in development in Europe and the USA.