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January 21, 2013

Leading European ISP makes its way to US, Canada



By Jody Ray Bennett
TMCnet Contributing Writer



OVH.com, Europe’s leading Internet Service Provider (ISP), manages nearly 140,000 servers, and has recently completed the construction of the world’s largest data center just outside of Quebec, Canada.

According to a recent report, “since 2006, OVH.com has deployed its own fiber-optic network, which is today one of the world’s largest, covering Europe and North America, and includes 33 points of presences (POPs). It offers 2.5 Tbps of ever-increasing bandwidth capacity and guarantees top-notch routing on every continent.”

Additionally, because the company develops and maintains all of its own servers and technologies, it controls accessibility and specialized knowledge needed to maintain that slice of the market. As it moves to North America, it is likely to create a similar business model.

OVH notes that “built on VMware’s vSphere, Dedicated Cloud combines the power of the world’s virtualization leader with the technical expertise of Europe’s best Internet hosting service provider. Dedicated Cloud allows businesses to benefit from a complete virtual data center in less than 30 minutes and adjust its growth indefinitely, in only 2 minutes!”

This might be a solution to the slower speeds experienced by users throughout the US as compared to their European or Asian counterparts. It also indicates that prices are falling on businesses forcing to sell to foreign business interests. As a result, much of a tech market in the US is being fought over by a multitude of American, European, and Asian firms.

The report notes that, “based on OVH.com’s expertise in building its 9 other data centers, ‘BHS’ can operate without air conditioning, using a set of unique and proprietary cooling technologies developed in-house. BHS is powered with renewable energy from a hydro-electric dam, just 300 meters from the building, and capable to achieve a record PUE (power usage effectiveness) of less than 1.1.”

Furthermore, the company has guaranteed security to all of its customers, showing the innovation with the BHS data center that holds nearly 360,000 physical servers.




Edited by Ashley Caputo
 
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