OVHcloud and Bechtle announce new pan-European partnership
London, 9th December 2021 - OVHcloud, the European leader in cloud computing, and IT service provider Bechtle are entering into a strategic, Europe-wide partnership. Through this long-term collaboration, both companies aim to support each other in expanding their businesses in their core markets across the whole of Europe and offering their B2B and public sector customers extended access to the latest cloud solutions with full data sovereignty.
With Bechtle's extensive experience as an IT partner for future-proof IT architectures, and OVHcloud as a leading European cloud provider, the collaboration offers a host of synergies. European customers benefit both from Bechtle's cloud expertise and from state-of-the-art cloud solutions, courtesy of OVHcloud. As a founding member of GAIA-X, OVHcloud also offers complete GDPR compliance and has all the relevant cloud certifications in the core European markets, including C5 in Germany, SecNumCloud in France and G-Cloud in the UK.
Trusted partnership based on shared values
"As one of the largest and most advanced cloud system houses in the DACH region, with a strong UK presence, a partnership with Bechtle was an obvious choice for us. Now we want to join forces to jointly tap into new potential across Europe," explains Hiren Parekh, VP - Northern Europe at OVHcloud.
"With OVHcloud, we are gaining a partner that is not only one of the most important European players in the cloud sector, but also has an impressive depth of added value and exceptional cloud know-how. We share the ambition to offer customers secure, trustworthy and data-sovereign cloud solutions, and we pursue common strategic goals that we want to realise with our extensive partnership," adds Melanie Schüle, Managing Director, Bechtle Clouds.
OVHcloud is a global player and Europe’s leading cloud provider operating over 400,000 servers within 33 data centres 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 centres, including the orchestration of its fibre-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.
Bechtle AG is one of Europe’s leading IT providers, with some 80 system houses in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as well 24 as e-commerce subsidiaries in 14 European countries. Founded in 1983, the company is headquartered in the southern German town of Neckarsulm and currently employs over 12,000 people. Bechtle provides more than 70,000 customers from the industrial, trade, financial and public sectors with a comprehensive, vendor-neutral portfolio that covers all aspects of IT infrastructure and operation. Bechtle is listed on the MDAX and TecDAX indexes. In 2020, the company generated revenues of around 5.82 billion euros. Read more at: bechtle.com