OVH: expertise in designing and building data centers
27 data centres around the world, including 2 of the largest ones. Since its first data centre in Paris back in 2003, OVH keeps on innovating when it comes to designing, deploying and maintaining its server hosting infrastructures. The company has implemented a global end-to-end management concept for its data centres, and it now has a unique know-how in terms of high availability, security and energy efficiency.

Our data centres



The OVH data centres around the world.




Our data centres in pictures




RBX-1


RBX-2


RBX-3


RBX-4


RBX-5


SBG-1


SBG-2


GRA-1


BHS-1


BHS-2



Maximum physical security



  • OVH data centres are strictly for our own usage - servers can only be physically accessed by authorized employees
  • Access restricted by security badge control system, video surveillance and security personnel 24/7 on-site
  • Rooms fitted with smoke detection systems
  • Technicians on site 24/7

Find out more about security


High availability infrastructure



  • Systematic double power supply
  • 250 kVA per UPS device
  • Generators with an initial autonomy of 48 hrs
  • Minimum of 2 network connections to and within the data centre, 2 network rooms capable of taking over from one another
  • Advanced network capacities: 10Gb+ and 40Gb+ connectivity on main network


Compliance with international standards



  • OVH is certified ISO 27001:2005 for providing and operating dedicated cloud computing infrastructures
  • OVH is based on the ISO 27002 and ISO 27005 security management and risk assessment norms and associated processes
  • OVH has obtained SOC 1 and 2 type II certifications for 3 data centres in France and 1 in Canada, proof of how secure its Private Cloud solution is.

The OVH expertise certified


Record ecological achievements





  • 98% of OVH hosting rooms are free from air conditioning
  • The Water cooling enables 70% of heat emitted by the processors to be dispersed
  • Air-cooling evacuates the remaining 30%
  • Energy costs halved
  • PUE below 1.2 constantly reducing our data centre energy consumption.

Protecting the environment at OVH


Continuous research, development and innovation



  • OVH has been designing and building its own data centres since 2003
  • Continuous R&D to simplify server installation and maintenance, and to enable rapid interventions - no dropped ceilings, tailor-made racks…
  • Continuous innovation especially to improve cooling and ventilation techniques: design and deployment of in-house water cooling and air cooling systems
  • High-end equipment upgraded and replaced regularly


Carefully selected locations



  • OVH has data centres offering similar services with a minimum geographical distance of 200km between them to ensure redundancy and continuity of service
  • Ideal for BCP/DRP
  • The OVH data centres are located outside areas subject to the Patriot Act.