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OVHcloud and RISQ partner to offer fully secure hybrid connectivity

2022
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Écosystème
Quebec

OVHcloud, a global player and Europe’s leading cloud provider operating in Canada for the past 10 years, has been approved by the Quebec government's cloud broker and is now part of RISQ's (Quebec Scientific Information Network) catalog of cloud providers. This partnership allows RISQ to offer the OVHcloud Connect hybrid connection solution to the education and research organizations it serves. This solution provides access to a 100% private and secure network and on demand cloud resources, hosted in Canada in a transparent environment that is immune to any extraterritorial legislation.

A key player in the field of education and research in Quebec, RISQ's primary mission is to develop and operate a private high capacity broadband network to provide the organizations it serves with information access services and advanced network security solutions.

More freedom in a secure and reliable environment

Built with hybrid cloud strategies in mind, the OVHcloud Connect technology provides a quick and easy way to set up a private link between RISQ's infrastructure network and OVHcloud's data centres. Its users will benefit from a guaranteed bandwidth (from 200 Mbps to 5 Gbps) and will be able to interconnect from the vRack all OVHcloud services (private cloud, public cloud, bare metal servers) via a level 3 link to the RISQ network.

Powered by open, reversible and interoperable solutions, the OVHcloud model is also predictable and has no activation fees: the user chooses the bandwidth he needs but will not be charged for incoming or outgoing traffic. In addition, OVHcloud's Canadian data centre meets industry-leading standards in terms of security and data sovereignty, safe from any extraterritorial legal injunction. 

 "We are pleased to have entered into this connectivity partnership agreement with OVHcloud. This dedicated, high-speed, low-latency network connection, located in Quebec, between RISQ and OVHcloud will be offered to all organizations served by RISQ through our Cloud Access service". said Richard Lacombe, RISQ's President and CEO.

"Designed to support hybrid and multi-cloud strategies in a transparent and sovereign environment, our OVHcloud Connect solution ideally meets RISQ's standards for performance and security. OVHcloud is proud to team up with a leader in connectivity and information access serving education across Quebec." said Estelle Azemard, Vice President Americas at OVHcloud.

About OVHcloud

OVHcloud is a global player and Europe’s leading cloud provider operating over 400,000 servers within 33 data centers across four continents. For 20 years, the Group has relied on an integrated model that provides complete control of its value chain–from the design of its servers, to the construction and management of its data centers, including the orchestration of its fiber-optic network. This unique approach allows it to independently cover all the uses of its 1.6 million customers in more than 140 countries. OVHcloud now offers its customers latest-generation solutions combining performance, price predictability and total sovereignty over their data to support their growth in complete freedom.

About RISQ

A key player in the field of education and research in Quebec, RISQ is a non-profit organization whose primary mission is to develop and operate a private broadband telecommunications network to provide the organizations it serves with information access services and advanced network security solutions.
Since its creation in 1989, RISQ has supported innovation and connectivity for all universities and CEGEPs, school service centers, research centers, university hospitals and various cultural and service organizations in Quebec.
RISQ is proud to serve a large, highly qualified users and to respond to their evolving needs. It offers efficient, reliable and secure services that allow for the massive exploitation of data throughout Quebec and without volume limits.
RISQ is the only gateway in Quebec to the national and global research and education network. It is part of a network of fourteen provincial and territorial partners, which together form Canada's National Research and Education Network (NREN). Through its interconnection with the powerful digital infrastructure of the CANARIE Network, RISQ, through the NREN, connects research professionals, faculty and students to each other and to data, research infrastructure and classrooms on both the national and global stage.

Press contact

media.canada@ovhcloud.com