OVH acquires the cloud branch of VMware to compete with Amazon and Microsoft

by bold-lichterman

  • Currently the third largest host in the world, OVH is targeting a billion euros in turnover per year by 2020.
  • OVH now claims more than one million customers and 260,000 servers deployed worldwide.

The French host OVH has just completed the acquisition of vCloud Air, a subsidiary of the American VMware, which fell into the fold of Dell in 2015 following the takeover of EMC. The amount of the transaction was not specified. This acquisition is part of OVH’s investment plan of 1.5 billion euros which is to run from 2012 to 2020. Last year, the host hit hard by raising 250 million euros. ‘euros.

Founded in 1999 by Octave Klaba, OVH today boasts more than one million customers and 260,000 servers deployed worldwide. The Roubaix company has 20 data centers around the world. These figures lead OVH to claim the status of European leader in the cloud.

Offensive on the American market

By offering vCloud Air, OVH is strengthening its international presence with around ten additional data centers, mainly located in the United States, but also in the United Kingdom and Germany. This operation should above all allow the northern company to accelerate its development across the Atlantic to compete with the American giants such as Amazon, Google and Microsoft.

Internationally, OVH sees beyond Europe and the United States. The French host is seeking in particular to increase its presence in Asia and Oceania. Currently the third largest host in the world, Octave Klaba’s company is targeting a billion euros in turnover per year by 2020.

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