09 August 2017
| James Pearce
French-owned data centre firm OVH has launched a public cloud service from its site in Warsaw, in order to broaden its offering in Poland.
The data centre opened last year to address the cloud needs of customers and businesses across the region. OVH said its public cloud offering will include a range of dedicated servers and VPS SSD.
The new service will be based on the provider’s existing external infrastructure, providing fully dedicated resources for maximum utilisation. It will be compatible with other OpenStack technologies, allowing for faster migration.
“Many customers are interested in storing data in the country – for example, due to the processing of personal data or the reduced latency between the data centre and its users. Now they can benefit from the flexibility offered by the cloud and easily extend their business from Poland to other countries or continents with OVH data centres. This, in turn, allows easy access to new user groups and customers,” said Robert Paszkiewicz, director of sales at the Polish branch of OVH.
An IDC study predicts the value of public cloud in Poland will top $200 million this year, with the domestic cloud market in the country set to grow more then five times faster than traditional IT services.
All OVH models are equipped with high-availability disk space, and its Public Cloud has been rated number one in Europe in the independent Cloud Spectator ranking in the public cloud services sector, based on the best performance-to-price ratio.
“Warsaw will also be the first location where the current version of OpenStack – Newton – is used to build a public cloud infrastructure. Using this version of the software enables OVH to easily update its infrastructure, meaning fewer bugs and enhanced functionality for public cloud customers,” added Krzysztof Tomaszewski, Public Cloud architect and R&D team leader at OVH.
OVH has more than one million customers around the world, 22 data centres worldwide and a bandwidth capacity of 11Tbps.Last month, it opened its first data centre in the UK as part of a $1.5 billion five-year global expansion plan.