Features and advantages of the OVH Public Cloud

Guaranteed CPU, RAM, bandwidth and no hardware management. These are just some of the advantages that make the OVH Public Cloud stand out.

Based on open-source software technology, the OVH Public Cloud is distinguished by its features that offer extreme flexibility. You access these features through an intuitive customer interface or via an API, allowing everyone to enjoy all the benefits of the Cloud, whatever the nature of their project.

A scalable infrastructure with no hidden costs

Flexible servers

Our servers are delivered in a few seconds and charged by the hour. Whether or not your application is "Cloud Ready", you can adapt the power of each machine to suit your needs.

OVH advantages
  • Launch several machines in one click.
  • Got a peak load? Increase the power of your "Flex" instances then return to normal power without having to reinstall.

Unlimited snapshots

Take snapshots of your servers in a few clicks or via the API in order to back up your environments or speed up your developments.

OVH advantages
  • You can also snapshot your additional disks.
  • You only pay for storage space.

Simple billing and usage alerts

You get a monthly invoice for each of your projects which includes your usage (servers by the hour, additional disks per GB) and servers that you pay for monthly, (50% less expensive than paying by the hour).

OVH advantages
  • Keep your project budget under control with usage alerts.
  • You can credit a project in advance (bank card, cheque, money order...).

The power of the OVH network

250 or 500 Mbps, with anti-DDoS protection

Internet bandwidth is guaranteed as is your private network interface, there is no traffic limit.

OVH advantages
  • OVH anti-DDoS protection is included.
  • OVH does not charge you for your server or disk network traffic.

Additional IPs with no monthly fees

Add up to 256 IPs per server in addition to the free IP included and move them from server to server in a few seconds.

OVH advantages
  • You only pay setup fees for additional IPs (US$ 4.00 excl. GST per IP address). There are no monthly fees after this, as long as the IP is allocated to an OVH machine.

Private networks spanning continents

Create several private networks to secure and speed up exchanges between your virtual servers within the vRack.

OVH advantages
  • Your machines communicate between different datacentres, from one end of the world to another. And you can also create several vLANs!

Also offered with your cloud instances

Additional disks

Add one or more disks to complement the storage space already included. Increase their GB size whenever you need.
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OVH advantages
  • Triple data replication and two ranges of disks: better price or better read/write performances.
  • These disks can be used as boot disks.

Management per project

Organise your resources (servers, disks) and give several users access in read-only or read/write mode.

OVH advantages
  • You can also provide your teams with direct access to the OpenStack tools (CLI, API…).

Ready-to-use, custom distributions

Install more than 15 Linux distributions or Windows and FreeBSD distributions. Import your images (numerous, well-known public or private cloud formats).

OVH advantages
  • Our images are compatible with cloud-init for automating your software deployments.

OpenStack ecosystem

Access the OpenStack API and take advantage of the many compatible tools and open-source and proprietary projects.

OVH advantages
  • A "vanilla" version of the Horizon OpenStack web application is provided to give you the experience of your own OpenStack private cloud

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Our Public Cloud is compatible with other OVH solutions such as Load Balancing IPs, the CDN...

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