With the acquisition of BuyDRM, OVHcloud strengthens its security expertise to make the cloud ever more secure, and enrich its Platform as a Service portfolio
Roubaix, July 26, 2021
OVHcloud, the European leader in cloud computing, announces it has acquired BuyDRM, an American company specializing in security technologies for digital rights management (DRM) applications. The entire BuyDRM team and their founders will join the Group's workforce as of today to build together a single roadmap dedicated to security.
Since inception in 2001, BuyDRM has developed a strong expertise in terms of security through cryptographic systems. The performance and accuracy of BuyDRM's solutions have made it possible for the company to rapidly gain significant market share, particularly in the media and entertainment sector where many of the most prestigious brands rely on its expertise to secure their multimedia flows. BuyDRM has notably convinced ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), Blizzard Entertainment, Crackle, EPIX, FuboTV, Rakuten Viki, Sony New Media Solutions, Showtime and Zee5.
By acquiring BuyDRM, we have not only gathered additional resources to accelerate our security roadmap, but above all, to develop together advanced and innovative solutions to support our customers in their adoption of cloud technologies." explains Thierry Souche, CTO of OVHcloud.
We are delighted to join OVHcloud and to deploy our solutions on an industrial scale in the cloud. We are convinced that our skills will complement and enhance each other to further secure the data of cloud users, regardless of their technological challenges" stated Christopher Levy, CEO of BuyDRM.
This expertise will be seamlessly integrated into all OVHcloud solutions, while its potential of development at scale will enrich the service portfolio of the European cloud leader. The cutting-edge skills of these new teams will be a key asset in OVHcloud's security roadmap, both for securing access to services and for designing new security mechanisms integrated into its cloud solutions. Security of applications as well as the security of the data generated through it has become a critical stake for every organization.
Building on their robust growth trajectories, BuyDRM and OVHcloud share common ambitions and values: a capacity to scale, a strong commitment to competitive pricing, but also a core commitment to openness and reversibility.
In the same line as last year's acquisitions of OpenIO and Exten Technologies, OVHcloud will pursue its strategy of targeted acquisitions focused on technological solutions. The ambition is to accelerate the development of integrated PaaS solutions, based on an open infrastructure, trusted and strictly respectful of data sovereignty. To date, OVHcloud offers a catalog of PaaS solutions that will be completed in the fall with new high-performance storage and Kubernetes containerized development services. They will enrich its Platform as a Service offering.
OVHcloud is a global player and the leading European cloud provider operating 400,000 servers within over 30 data centers across four continents. For 20 years, the Group has been leveraging an integrated model that provides complete control of our value chain, from designing our servers to managing our data centers to orchestrating our fiber-optic network. This unique approach enables OVHcloud to independently cover the full spectrum of use cases for our 1.6 million customers across 140 countries. OVHcloud now offers customers the latest-generation solutions that combine high performance, predictable pricing, and complete data sovereignty to support their unfettered growth.
BuyDRM™ is a leading provider of Digital Rights Management and Content Security Services for the entertainment, enterprise and transportation industries. Since the turn of the century, BuyDRM has amassed substantial success stories for many of today’s largest brands.
OTT operators, television networks, movie studios, gaming sites and premium content distributors use the BuyDRM award-winning KeyOS Multi-DRM Platform to provide robust content security for their streaming and downloadable video. Customers include Academy of Motion Picture Sciences and Arts (AMPAS), ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), Blizzard, EPIX, FuboTV, Rakuten Viki, Sony New Media Solutions, RedBox, Showtime, TubiTV, and Zee5.
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