As part of its global growth strategy, OVHcloud Unveils APAC expansion plans, opens second Data Centre in Sydney and doubles its Data Centre Capacity in Singapore
OVHcloud, the European leader with a global footprint in the cloud industry, announced today details of its Asia Pacific (APAC) expansion plans including the doubling of capacity for its Singapore data centre and a second data centre in Sydney, Australia, both of which follow closely after its recent announcement of a new Point of Presence infrastructure deployed in Mumbai, India earlier this year. This expansion will be a key asset to serve the company’s global growth strategy. Further investment in Singapore includes the opening of a new office and continuing its recruitment drive to strengthen the local team there.
OVHcloud is responding to Singapore’s rapid nationwide digital transformation through major investments and localised solutions. The Singapore data centre will see an increase in capacity and occupy another floor in addition to their current one. With the new data centre in Sydney, Australia, the APAC region now accounts for three out of 32 data centres in OVHcloud’s global network.
“As APAC’s digital transformation capital, Singapore remains a key market for OVHcloud. The initiatives we have announced are a significant step forward to create new value in the Singapore market and are also in line with OVHcloud’s global strategy of becoming a leading cloud provider,” said Michel Paulin, Chief Executive Officer, OVHcloud. “We are confident that our unique European offering of allowing customers to retain control over their data through our open, reversible cloud will be key in taking advantage of the many opportunities the region has to offer,” Paulin added.
As part of its expansion plans in the region, the cloud provider has been boosting its employee growth within the local team. Since OVHcloud set up its APAC regional headquarters in Singapore in late 2019, the local team has increased four-fold from just a small team initially. The new Singapore office, opened in November 2020 and located at Paya Lebar Quarter, now houses the sales, digital marketing, product, communications and supply chain teams. To keep up with its growth, OVHcloud will continue to hire across the region over the year and currently has openings in Singapore, Australia and India.
“We have seen tremendous business growth in Singapore and we foresee this trajectory to grow even stronger in 2021. Our go-to-market strategy has worked very well in the Singapore market and this strategic investment reaffirms our commitment to our ecosystem of customers and partners,” said Lionel Legros, General Manager, Asia Pacific, OVHcloud. “The expansion of data centre capacity, staffing and various functions will help service current requirements and future demands as we continue to offer our solutions at the best price-performance ratio with predictable pricing,” Legros added.
OVHcloud’s APAC expansion plans come at a time where both Singapore and France are discussing opportunities to strengthen their digital economy cooperation and actively working towards implementing a reciprocal green lane for short-term business and official travel.
“As France and Singapore work on how companies in both countries can contribute to the economic recovery through their skills and new investments to accelerate their digital transition, I am delighted to see French companies like OVHcloud taking on the role,” said Mr Marc Abensour, French Ambassador to Singapore. “Singapore is a gateway to the whole ASEAN region for French companies and investments like this helps to forge even closer bilateral innovation cooperation between both countries,” AmbassadorAbensour added.
New solutions launching in APAC
Following the expansion, OVHcloud will be launching a series of new solutions designed to better support the digital transformation of business organisations. The upcoming solutions will be available in Singapore and in the Asia Pacific region.
The Advance range is designed for small businesses looking to invest in versatile servers that fit their business needs. Users can start their first hosted infrastructure with complete peace of mind as their data is protected in one of OVHcloud’s 32 data centres around the world.
The Game dedicated server range emphasises performance for both video game designers and companies who host streaming platforms. Based on a fifth-generation AMD Ryzen platform, these servers are designed to offer users a lag-free gaming experience. Gamers can play their favourite online games without any limits in terms of performance and stability. The Anti-DDoS (distributed denial of service) Game solution, included with all of our Game dedicated servers, prevents any downtime during the gaming experience in the event of a DDoS attack and is also optimised to adapt to the latest video games.
With Managed Kubernetes Service, OVHcloud provides a container platform for developers to deploy and run applications. The Kubernetes components are deployed, hosted, monitored and maintained by OVHcloud teams including updates linked to bugs and security patches, allowing customers to focus more on the applications and core business aspects. Customers will only need to pay for the compute resources deployed within the Kubernetes cluster and benefit from the vast ecosystem of other open source tools designed specifically to work with Kubernetes without the lock-in of a closed or proprietary system.
The OVHcloud Connect is a high-performance hybrid connection solution offering global coverage through points of presence from both OVHcloud and our partners in an extended network. With OVHcloud Connect, customers can interconnect their company network with OVHcloud and also with our partners including Equinix and Megaport via the Provider solution, in a direct and secured way.