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Monday, 23 November 2015 18:21

OVH launches its Public Cloud service in the UK

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The new public cloud service from OVH has automatic DDoS protection, european-based hosting, triple data replication and is based on open standards

Ahead of their OVH world Tour - which comes to London on the 3rd December - OVH has launched its full Public Cloud service in the UK. The UK Public Cloud service is targeted at developers, system administrators and DevOps, and is backed up by a 99.999% ‘five nines’ Service Level Agreement (SLA) for availability and reliability and is based on the OpenStack open source Cloud Computing platform - of which OVH is a foundation member. The Public Cloud infrastructure comes with customisable DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) protection against cyber-attacks, triple data replication and hosting in European-based data centres. Like its main competitors the solution has monthly and hourly payment options.

OVH offers two types of public cloud services: Public Cloud Instances and Public Cloud Storage.  

Public Cloud Instances provides a choice of two types of virtual machines: the RAM instances are designed for memory-hungry purposes such as running SaaS applications, creating multimedia content, or managing large databases. Cloud CPU instances lend themselves to managing processing-heavy tasks including data analytics, computer simulations and managing peak server loads. 

The Public Cloud Storage service offers high-availability object storage, which can be used to warehouse and access large amounts of binary content for application development. In this way, software developers can avoid the hassle of having to set up NFS or FTP servers specially. Classic and high-speed storage options are also available. 

All of the packages also come with access to OVH Net, OVH’s own global fibre optic network. The network is managed using DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing) and is currently being migrated to 100G coherent technology, offering a total capacity of 3 Tbps.

“OVH Public Cloud is more than just a new service we’re launching to the market. It will form the basis of all future services on the OVH roadmap. So we’re putting out money where our mouth is,” explains Octave Klaba, CTO of OVH. “Our Public Cloud is designed to create complex hybrid architectures, combining private infrastructures with virtual machines and public instances. This is supported by a comprehensive selection of IaaS services which we believe to be unique in the industry.”

“We want UK businesses to adopt the cloud with confidence, whether that’s in terms of security, availability, cost or resources,” explains Hiren Parekh, director of sales and marketing at OVH UK. “The OVH Public Cloud provides a robust solution that can be scaled flexibly, and does not tie businesses to one vendor. Our aim is to give users the freedom and flexibility they need as their businesses evolve. We are really excited about this product and it is just the beginning. New features are being added on a regular basis to enhance it, such as network functionalities to facilitate hybrid cloud.”

Prices for RAM instances start at £25 a month or £0.068 per hour (excluding VAT) for 2 vCores (2.4GHz), 30GB RAM, 200GB block storage and 250 Mbps bandwidth.  CPU instances are priced from £21 per month or £0.058 per hour (excluding VAT) for 2 vCores (3.1 GHz), 7GB RAM, 200GB block storage and 250 Mbps bandwidth. Object Storage comes with free incoming traffic and a cost of £0.0072 per Gigabyte per month (excluding VAT). 

To hear more about OVH's Public Cloud the OVH World Tour will be coming to London on the December 3rd and will feature keynotes and chances to meet industry experts, hear from OVH customers and learn the latest on the internet of things (IoT), and public, private and hybrid cloud. Read more about it here

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