OVH Summit 2017: “OVH is fast becoming a global leader in cloud services”
This year, the buzzword surrounding OVH’s global expansion strategy is acceleration. Between 2016 and 2020, the group plans to invest 1.5 billion euros in the continued development of its cloud services across the globe. It is therefore entering into a new phase of its “Next Level” strategic plan, which has a target turnover of 1 billion euros over the next three years. “OVH is the only European cloud company that is competing with global leaders” Octave Klaba , CEO and chairman of OVH, set the tone at the opening of the OVH Summit 2017 when he said: “OVH is the only European cloud company that is competing with global leaders”. This statement reflects the development actions that have already been announced by the group: new regions, new datacentres, new solutions, the planned recruitment of 1,000 staff members, and so on. OVH always aims to provide a customer experience that meets the expectations of the market, and is aware of varying infrastructure and data processing requirements. That’s why it has decided to redefine its offering through three new brands that will become available in the coming weeks:
- OVHcloud aims to support companies looking for a flexible and scalable infrastructure based on the public, private or hybrid solution. This brand will include OVH’s high-performance servers for handling critical data.
- OVHspirit has been designed for companies and startups in their launch phase, as well as more established companies that would like to use the OVH Dedicated Servers and VPS for an improved price-performance ratio. Its solutions are adapted to the markets of each country and specific local techniques.
- OVHmarket is the group’s “Plug and Play” solution, offering complete and accessible services - such as web hosting, domain names, VoIP or xDSL - for all companies.
- Data reversibility : giving customers the freedom to choose their infrastructure provider at any time, while retaining ownership of their data.
- Data interoperability : ensuring data is compatible with as many market solutions as possible.
- Data protection : full transparency on data location and associated regulations including provider-specific regulation.
- The issue and ownership of intellectual property rights to algorithms developed by a customer, using a provider’s infrastructure.