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September 04, 2018

Infrastructure as code: Creating a multi-regional blog with Terraform on the OVH Public Cloud – Part 2

Welcome to the second post in our series of articles covering IaC with Terraform. In our first post, we laid out the groundwork for our project. It’s now time to get started configuring an instance, and see how we can use it to put a blog online!In a field where DevOps predominantly hold the most expertise, it makes sense to patch an infrastructure the same way you would correct lines of code, with...

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August 14, 2018

OVH – L1 Terminal Fault (L1TF) / Foreshadow disclosure

We were recently informed by our partners at Intel of the discovery of a new vector of the "speculative execution side-channel" type, named L1TF / Foreshadow and based on the same concept as the Spectre and Meltdown flaws discovered in January and May of 2018. What is L1TF?Called "L1 Terminal Fault" (L1TF) – or "Foreshadow" – this vulnerability concerns CPUs with SMT technology (also known as “hyper-threading”...

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August 14, 2018

OVH and OVH US: Working together

OVH and OVH US: Working togetherWith the launch of OVH US, the group has established a presence in the world’s largest, most mature market. This represents a real challenge, especially for a company whose growth has been purely organic so far. The stakes are high, but particularly motivating because everyone has something to gain: the group, its growth and its customers, as explained by Russell Reeder,...

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July 31, 2018

OVH network capacity has hit 15 terabits per second!

OVH has deployed, operated and maintained its own fibre optic network since 2006. It connects 32 points of presence (PoP) around the world. How does this infrastructure benefit our customers? Why do we need to keep developing it continuously? And what does “network capacity” mean? Read on to find out. What exactly does “network capacity” mean?All of our 28 data centres are connected to the internet...

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July 27, 2018

The Digital Launch Pad takes off

Our support programme for startups, the OVH Digital Launch Pad, will soon celebrate its third birthday. Time to look at its achievements so far... Let’s start by looking at the numbers and picking out a couple of key figures. Of the 5,000 startups that applied to the programme, we have accepted more than 1,500. We have supported them in over 120 countries, with more than 500 hours of technical support....

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July 23, 2018

vRack migrations and the new challenges of infrastructure

vRack technology has been offered by OVH since 2009 to establish private connections between servers, whether they are hosted in one data centre or several. Over the last 10 years or so, vRack has undergone considerable development, in order to keep adapting to the latest technological transformations and changing customer requirements. We are now in the process of deploying version 3.0, and sat down...

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July 20, 2018

Why is OVH becoming OVHcloud?

In 2016, I began to realize how complex it is to offer such a wide range of products under a single brand. In fact, OVH offers not only domain names and web hosting for webmasters and digital agencies, but also dedicated servers for system administrators, a Public Cloud for developers, a Hybrid Cloud for companies... and those are just a few examples. In total, OVH offers 25 product ranges, and more...

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July 19, 2018

From sheet metal to connected server (1)

With my teams, we manage the infrastructures that support OVH. We design and deploy the data centres, the servers and the network. Through this series of blog articles, you can join me in discovering the "heart of the matrix", and get a better understanding of how our model works. I’ll start by telling you the story of a guy from the North of France, who went to work in Silicon Valley before joining...

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July 13, 2018

Infrastructure as code: Creating a multi-regional blog with Terraform on the OVH Public Cloud – Part 1

Terraform, developed by HashiCorp, is a very popular solution for those who are looking to build and orchestrate an architecture efficiently using Infastructure as code (IaC). In this series of articles, we will give a concrete demonstration of the benefits of using this tool with the OVH public cloud to deploy a high-availability, multi-regional website. Your mission, should you choose to accept...

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July 13, 2018

OVH, the alternative cloud provider that believes in Innovation For Freedom

The digital sector is booming – and OVH with it. These days, it is hard to imagine our world without cloud computing. It is an essential, almost structural part of our lives, like air, water and electricity. That is why it is also vital to think clearly and realistically about digital technologies and the exploitation of data. These are powerful tools that can be used or abused in very different ways....

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July 12, 2018

Increasing service quality without slowing down innovation: the challenge faced by CSDO

I joined OVH in spring 2017, as Chief Service Delivery Officer (CSDO). I was invited, along with the entire Run team to the company’s COMEX, to discuss the quality of the services delivered. Naturally, this subject is already a key element of the OVH strategy.In computing terms, Run refers to the action of running a routine or program. By extension, this term is used at OVH for the teams responsible...

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July 11, 2018

Ranking Predict or SEO data at the leading edge of search

How can you be 92% sure that a URL will make the top 10 Google searches for a given topic – in just a few minutes? That is exactly what Ranking Predict aims to do. OVH developed this open-source SEO data tool to support the growth of both the Group and its customers.Google search rankings are clearly a strategic matter. 91% of clicks on the world's most famous search engine are made on the first page...

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July 04, 2018

Infrastructure as code: Deploying Terraform with OVH

Yann Degat, Solutions Architect at OVH, already had a rich variety of experience before he joined OVH’s Public Cloud team. Having previously worked as a Technical Innovation Manager at the French travel company Oui SNCF (previously known as Voyages SNCF), the Java-trained developer became a DevOps several years ago. And for the last five years that he has spent building cloud infrastructures for start-ups...

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July 04, 2018

Reinforcing protection for customer accounts

Since January 2017, the Security team at OVH have been trying out new methods to secure customer accounts, and detect any attempts to compromise their security. After a year of research and development, we have started rolling out a new algorithm. We would now like to explain what we have set up.When you log in to the OVH Control Panel, you may have already received an email containing a code that...

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June 28, 2018

The sky is not the limit! The gold mine of space data in the OVH Public Cloud

OVH is reaching for the stars. OVH’s Public Cloud solution, adopted by the European Space Agency via its partner SERCO, is set to host the data from the Copernicus Project in order to promote uses involving satellite imaging. There are dozens of petabytes of new data at stake for developers to analyze!   The Copernicus Project is the most ambitious Earth observation programme to date. This initiative...

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June 18, 2018

Managing traffic spikes during the 2018 World Cup with the OVH Public Cloud

As the FIFA World Cup kicks off in 2018, websites dedicated to the game will experience their most significant traffic spikes. Nicolas Capeyron created Sysadmin Badass in 2009. His job is to administer web-oriented servers and manage the infrastructure architecture of his clients: e-commerce websites, tourism-related websites and SaaS-based software publishers. For one of this clients,  media website...

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June 11, 2018

vRack 3.0: the OVH private network, intensively redesigned to continue anticipating IT project requirements

As a cloud services provider operating its own data centres and network, OVH has a privileged position when it comes to observing and anticipating usage in terms of traffic.For several years now, this position at the heart of digital exchange has established one very clear assessment: that if data traffic is historically client-server (‘north-south’ or vertical, i.e. outgoing traffic from data centres...

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March 05, 2018

1.3 Tbps mitigated by the VAC: a look back at the Memcached episode

On Thursday, March 1st, around 2:00 am (GMT+1), our VAC mitigated a DDoS attack which targeted one of our customers. It surpassed the 1.3 Tbps and at the same time eclipsed the previous record of 1 Tbps held by MIRAI. A few hours before that,

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February 16, 2018

“Every day we generate huge quantities of data, just waiting to be woven into stories”: writer Antoine Bello on the digital revolution

The digital revolution is transforming whole swathes of the economy. And it’s leading to profound social change. To explore these changes in more detail, OVH wants to hear from a diverse range of individuals. Writer Antoine Bello kicks off this new series, which presents different perspectives to help us better understand the complex changes to come.

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January 22, 2018

Eco-design for web and mobile applications: develop sustainably!

Greenspector helps companies make their web and mobile applications more energy efficient. The French startup, based in Nantes, uses its online tool to identify energy-hungry features and design choices that result in energy resources being over used. While the impact of data centres on worldwide electricity use is often mentioned, and rightly so, it is probably time we explore eco-design when it...

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January 30, 2018

“The challenges of the cloud, as the hidden face of digital services, should be made known to European citizens”

The cloud is a foundation used by new economy businesses to offer their services—and in the last few years, it has brought about a lot of breakthrough innovations. But above all, the cloud is the hidden face of the digital revolution, and it’s often overlooked by the general public. However, the cloud presents some major challenges, particularly in terms of protecting and processing personal data....

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August 31, 2017

Open source: OVH Control Panel code finally released

After being announced at the 2016 Summit, the OVH Customer Control Panel source code has now been set free. From now on everyone will be able to participate in its development, via our GitHub. The interface allows a user to manage all their services at a click, and making this historic OVH application open source was a big adventure. Here, we take a look back on this experience and what we have learned....

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January 15, 2018

OVH wishes you all the best for 2018, and presents its ambitions for this year

Can you still accelerate when you already think you’re going full-speed ahead? The answer is yes. In 2017, OVH had a lot of news to share. Our teams were able to learn from both the successes and challenges we experienced, so that we could strengthen the building blocks for our cloud solutions to infinity (internationally) and beyond (because innovation never stops). We’ve compiled a non-exhaustive...

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November 30, 2017

OpenZFS: why is this open source storage technology still so appealing?

OVH was proud to support the fifth OpenZFS Developer Summit, held in San Francisco on October 24 and 25. This year, OpenZFS is celebrating 12 years of business. Since 2011, we have been using their technology on a large scale to store web hosting data, emails, VPS, HA NAS, Private Cloud and Backup Storage. OVH storage engineers François Lesage and Alexandre Lecuyer went to California to share ideas...

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November 13, 2017

#OVHSummit 2017: keynote speech by Octave Klaba, founder and CEO of OVH

Read the speech by Octave Klaba, founder and CEO of OVH. Keynote address to the 2017 OVH Summit - October 17, 2017, in Paris.

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October 18, 2017

OVHSummit2017: Why OVH stands for an open cloud model

Laurent Allard, vice-chairman of the OVH Group and in charge of strategic development, during the keynote of OVH Summit 2017 on October 17 in Paris.

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November 08, 2017

#WeAreOpenStack: OVH at the OpenStack Summit 2017 in Sydney

The semi-annual gathering of the OpenStack community took place from November 6–8 in Sydney, Australia. A team from OVH, one of the most important operators of a public cloud powered by this open-source technology, is there to share its experience with other users, and learn from theirs. This is a great opportunity to review some recent news at OVH, as it continues to enhance its Public Cloud off...

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October 13, 2017

Anti-DDoS technologies: why OVH must keep investing heavily to ensure the best protection for its customers

A race against time. That’s how we should see the battle OVH has been waging for years to protect its customers from increasingly frequent, increasingly intense DDoS attacks. To resist the attacks of tomorrow, including those bigger than we can even imagine today, we have to invest heavily in our DDoS mitigation technologies. Read on to find out why.

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July 31, 2017

OVH to participate to a call for presentation for the OpenStack Summit in Sydney!

The OpenStack summit, a semi-annual open source cloud event, will take place next November in Sydney, Australia. This is an event for the entire community to discuss and exchange practices, R&D and community efforts. Several conferences will take place over a 3-day period and OVH will be represented by their teams from France, Poland and Australia. Five proposals have been submitted for the various...

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June 08, 2017

How to choose a cloud that matches my needs?

The idea of entrusting your sensitive data to a third party was still unthinkable just a few years ago. Today, many companies are externalizing their information system to cloud providers. What with the wide range of offerings on the market, however, choosing a provider can rapidly become a challenge. To help guide you through this choice, Mehdi Bekkai, product manager of cloud computing at OVH, shares...

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July 11, 2017

OVH accelerates with OpenStack

On Friday, the 9th of June, three leading figures from the OpenStack Foundation paid a visit to OVH’s European headquarters in Roubaix, in northern France. Jonathan Bryce (

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July 11, 2017

The Cloud is the future. But what is the future of cloud? (Episode 1)

Part 1: A closer look at cloud users. Who are they? What are their needs? What challenges will they face in the years to come?

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June 12, 2017

Liegey Muller Pons: the French startup that is helping politicians in Europe go knocking on the right door

Liegey Muller Pons, a French startup named after its three founders, is using data science to help politicians and political parties improve their electoral strategy. Inspired by the United States, the approach is unfamiliar to the general public in a country like France, despite being used by almost all the candidates in the 2017 French presidential elections. We take a closer look at this project...

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June 08, 2017

How to choose a cloud that matches my needs?

The idea of entrusting your sensitive data to a third party was still unthinkable just a few years ago. Today, many companies are externalizing their information system to cloud providers. What with the wide range of offerings on the market, however, choosing a provider can rapidly become a challenge. To help guide you through this choice, Mehdi Bekkai, product manager of cloud computing at OVH, shares...

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May 24, 2017

[UX Labs] Chatbot OVH: artificial intelligence in support of customer experience

As part of the OVH UX Labs, a new R&D collaborative space dedicated to the improvement of user experience, we’re happy to give you the details on our very first project: the OVH virtual assistant. Now available through

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May 24, 2017

WannaCry: Dry your tears, but stay vigilant!

The recent WannaCry pandemic mostly affected workstations within businesses, but servers running outdated versions of Windows were not immune either. What action can a host take when it is up against an attack like this? There is no easy answer to this question. Responsibility essentially lies with the users: they alone are in a position to keep their systems up to date. Nevertheless, we at OVH made...

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May 16, 2017

The OVH Public Cloud is part of the Cloud Spectator ranking for the 1st time and gets ahead of the major American players

In its first showing among the Top Ten Public Cloud Providers, OVH ranked 2nd place in North America and 1st place in Europe, surpassing all major American players. This result validates a public cloud model that doesn’t compromise on performance or price, and bodes well at a time when the company is officially setting up in the United States.

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May 10, 2017

How OVH protects its customers against SYN flood attacks

Each day OVH detects and mitigates over 1500 attacks against its customers’ servers. About one third of these attacks are of the "SYN flood" type. This particular technique, aiming to achieve a denial of service (DoS), uses the characteristics of the TCP protocol.

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May 11, 2017

OpenStack: The Issue of Staying Close to the Upstream Production Code and Pushing Code Back to the Community

Managing a large-scale infrastructure, such as OVH’s OpenStack-based Public Cloud, requires constant maintenance while meeting customer needs and expectations. What’s more, OpenStack is always releasing new versions and customers demand more and more features. This is a huge challenge requiring smart management from the provider. Here are the main points from today’s conference given at Boston’s OpenStack...

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May 05, 2017

Public Cloud Archive: the OVH recipe for reducing your cold data storage costs

To expand its storage services, OVH has developed Public Cloud Archive: a long-term Cloud storage solution at one of the lowest prices on the market. What technology is behind this service? How does it guarantee data durability? Can hot data automatically be transferred to the archive after a set period of time? Answers with Romain Le Disez, Project Technical Lead and Xavier Lucas, DevOps.

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May 05, 2017

#WeAreOpenStack: OVH at the OpenStack Summit 2017 in Boston

From May 8-11, the biannual conference for the OpenStack community will be held in Boston, USA. A team from OVH, which ranks among the biggest Public Cloud providers based on this open source technology, will attend and share their experience, as well as benefit from the experience of other users. It's the chance to strengthen the ties that OVH has forged with the OpenStack community over the past...

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April 03, 2017

SYSTRAN – Translation Revolutionized Through Neural Networks.

Created in 1968 by Dr. Peter Toma, a Hungarian linguist, SYSTRAN has significantly contributed to the history of translation solutions, from mainframe platforms supplied to the US Air Force, the European Union, NASA… to the first Internet portals – Babelfish, Google, Yahoo!... which were all using SYSTRAN technology. The company, which now flies the Korean flag, has most of its R&D done in Paris....

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March 06, 2017

Evolution of the Governance to pursue the new phase of acceleration of OVH

• Octave Klaba is appointed CEO and retains his position as Chairman of the Board of Directors;

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January 05, 2017

OVH at CES 2017: supporting innovation, this is our mission

For the second consecutive year, OVH attends the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The fiftieth edition of the event, taking place on January 5th through 8th, has become the world showcase of technological innovation in all sectors. Octave Klaba, founder and CTO of OVH, flew to Nevada surrounded by the teams of the Digital Launch Pad. CES is an opportunity to discover emerging trends and the...

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December 23, 2016

God save the ping: only 6 months left before the 1st of 3 OVH datacenters in the UK goes live!

OVH has just acquired a facility with a capacity of 40,000 servers in the east of the British capital. It will be the first of three datacenters planned in the UK, from which OVH will speed up its growth in the United Kingdom. LCY1 (its codename) formerly belonged to a telecommunications operator. A real boon as the building is already secured in part, and powered via a nearby electric substation....

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December 19, 2016

The first of 3 OVH datacenters in Germany will be located near Frankfurt

The 21st datacenter of the group will be set up in Limburg, less than a millisecond from Frankfurt. OVH just acquired a building with a capacity of 45,000 servers and located very close to a major node of the German electrical grid. As the first of 3 datacenters to be implemented in Germany by the European cloud leader, the Limburg location will allow customers in the D-A-CH zone (Germany, Austria...

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October 31, 2016

All the latest OVH news at a glance

What’s been on the news these past few weeks at OVH? If you missed our latest headlines, this recap is for you.

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October 07, 2016

The DDoS that didn't break the camel's VAC*

For a little over a week, OVH has been in the public eye, with two different sets of eyes, that is. On one hand, the watchful eye of hundreds of thousands of comprised IP cameras used to cause the largest DDoS attack ever recorded - which was withstood well by OVH. On the other hand, journalists from all over the world with their own cameras, eager to learn more about this off-the-chart attack, its...

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September 30, 2016

All the latest OVH news at a glance

What’s been on the news these past few weeks at OVH? If you missed our latest headlines, this rundown is for you.

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September 19, 2016

With PetalMD, doctors can devote more time to their patients

So you haven’t gone past the pager worn at the belt by all doctors’ who had to stop everything as soon as the small device started beeping? A booster shot might be in order, if only to remind people how much communication has evolved over the past few years in the medical field. As a matter of fact, this has been PetalMD’s mission since its creation five years ago in Quebec City. It is now a leader...

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September 01, 2016

Thanks to the connected eco-counters, cyclists and pedestrians are no longer left behind when it comes to transport planning.

For the past 15 years, devices designed by company Eco-Counter have been relentlessly counting bikes and pedestrians. They work with a lot of accuracy and in all types of configurations, whether it’s on a hiking trail, an important tourist site, or a bike path in New York and Montreal. This article is about the world leader in counting systems designed for soft transportation.

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September 01, 2016

August news in details

What’s been on the news these past few weeks at OVH? If you missed our latest headlines, this rundown is for you.

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August 01, 2016

Spotlight on OVH news - July 2016

No holidays for innovation! It’s time to make a round-up of the top stories and latest products in the OVH universe. Follow the guide!

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July 29, 2016

Gamping: wilderness camping in gardens and backyards

Since 2013, Gamping has been connecting thousands of property owners with campers, looking for somewhere to pitch their tents. The Airbnb of camping is now making its way across Europe and soon in North America.

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June 23, 2016

Open Season on Malware and Ransomware!

When we celebrate innovation and rejoice in the democratization of technology, we often forget this also benefits the malicious actors on the network. Despite advances in antivirus software, launching malware or ransomware has never been easier. For a year and a half OVH has contributed, at its level, to make the web safer by trapping malicious programs and when possible, their authors and discourage...

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July 04, 2016

Bug Bounty - Help us reinforce our security!

The program for reporting bugs on OVH infrastructures is accessible to all at bountyfactory.io. The objective: to continually improve the security of the services offered by the European cloud leader.

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July 01, 2016

What's new at OVH in June? (2/2)

Did you fall behind OVH's latest news? No worries, this recap should put everyone on the same page.

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June 20, 2016

DBaaS Time Series: OVH storage team use case

The infrastructure for OVH internal storage is made up of several thousands of servers, geographically located in datacenters in Roubaix, Strasbourg, Paris, Gravelines, and Beauharnois. All the servers which make up this farm are operated and managed by the OVH Storage team. Many internal services rely on the servers that the Storage team manages. Some of these servers can be used directly for achieving...

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June 21, 2016

#IoT Connit: “Among the Internet of Things, machine to machine is the submerged part of the iceberg.”

What do a billboard, water meter, box compactor and a recharging station for electrical vehicles have in common? It seems nothing, except that these items are becoming more and more connected. “Through sensors, they are able to transmit information regarding their state. This facilitates the recuperation of important data and maintains operational conditions remotely,” explains Pierric Cistac, developer...

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June 07, 2016

OVH ISO 27017 Compliant

OVH has implemented a series of best practices to comply with the ISO 27017 standard for cloud security. This international standard specifies the best security practices for cloud service providers. Julien Levrard, who works on ISO 27017 compliance between OVH infrastructures speaks about this approach and how it benefits all the group’s customers.

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June 15, 2016

What's new at OVH in June ? (1/2)

Twice a month, we give you an overview of our latest news and main headlines. Follow us!

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June 08, 2016

How OVH Will Balance Development in the USA while Preserving its European Identity

Among the largest cloud providers in Europe, all are American, except one, OVH. This unique position on the European map allows OVH to guarantee its customers that they are not subject to US jurisdiction, most notably the Patriot Act. It was under this logic, that in 2011, OVH established itself in Quebec, Canada, to offer services in North America while remaining non-subject to the Patriot Act. OVH...

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June 01, 2016

What's new at OVH in May? (2/2)

Network, New Products, Events... Here's a recap of all the news not to be missed over the last few days.

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May 12, 2016

PaaS Database: Unlock the potential of your applications!

Automation and scaling of complex infrastructures are some of the main challenges of IT experts today. Enabling fast selection, provisioning and exploitation of on demand resources is key to business growth.

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May 17, 2016

What's new at OVH in May (1/2)

Did you miss out on the latest OVH news? Here's an overview of our main headlines for the first half of May.

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April 28, 2016

New SSD instances on Public Cloud

OVH has revamped its Public Cloud instances. Previously exclusively composed of HA Block Storage instances, the range now consists of two groups of SSD low-latency disk instances, specifically designed to get increased input/output (I/O) performance and reduce latency.

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May 03, 2016

What's new with OVH in April? (2/2)

As we always do every 15 days, here's a review of all the news and significant events in the world of OVH.

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April 21, 2016

“We invite startups to come and challenge our infrastructures!”

Guillaume Fillière, in charge of Digital Launch Pad (DLP) at OVH, looks back on the first six months of the startup assistance program. Launched last autumn, the program has already welcomed in more than 150 startups and continues to support new ones each week.

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April 20, 2016

PaaS Logs: an inside look at our log management infrastructure

Businesses from the industrial sector and startups are at a crossroads: as the demand for cloud infrastructures and services continues to grow, (IDC estimates the market will reach 113 billion dollars by 2019) the needs for log management solutions are evolving and becoming increasingly industrialized.

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April 15, 2016

What's new with OVH in April? (1/2)

Want to get all the latest on the new OVH products? This recap is for you.

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April 08, 2016

EG Public Cloud instances are getting a new name

Starting April 13, we will change the names of our "Public Cloud EG" instances to "Public Cloud HG".

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April 01, 2016

What happened in March at OVH? (2/2)

Network, services, news… Here's a look at the news not to be missed over the past few days.

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March 17, 2016

A new 100G link crossing the Atlantic for OVH customers

On March 15, 2016, in order to handle the ever increasing traffic, the OVH network team has put in production a new link under the Atlantic. Originating from Skewjack in the United Kingdom, the underwater cable FLAG Atlantic-1 joins with Northport in the United States.

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March 09, 2016

Responsive Web Design, how to get started?

Web designers have always been faced with portability issues concerning how different browser interpret their work based on the recommendations of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Designing the same site for Internet Explorer then for Firefox was once considered an unavoidable practice. The emergence of new generations of mobile devices and new usages only add to this issue. In 2015, worldwide...

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March 04, 2016

"Virtual reality is tomorrow's web"

Thirty-three-year old Tom Gauthier is the founder and CEO of Beloola, a first startup based in Lille (France) and San Mateo (California). Convinced that the web has "so much more to offer than just two-dimensional pages", he created the first 3D social network with 100% web content, accessible from any device: PC, tablet, smartphone and from now on any virtual reality headset. Tom talks with OVH about...

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March 16, 2016

What happened at OVH in March? (1/2)

Did you miss out on the latest news? Here's an overview of our main headlines for the first two weeks of March.

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March 03, 2016

Data protection, moving towards new certifications

Is data the oil of tomorrow? Carried by an exponential growth and the explosion of Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT), data is becoming a resource at the center of strategic, legal, and security issues. The volume of data is such that a new unit of measurement has been introduced for it: the zettabyte (ZB), trillions of megabytes. According to a study* published by IDC, the amount of data will...

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February 02, 2016

[Expert Advice] SEO trends for 2016 as seen by OVH

The way we search for information on the web is changing every day. In front of our computers, on smart phones or even watches, search is being shaped by these new means and a new relationship with screens. Facing these changes, SEO must adapt and broaden its scope to anticipate new search purposes, while relying on solid fundamentals. What can we expect in the upcoming year? David Looses, SEO specialist...

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January 28, 2016

NVIDIA cards for supercharged virtual desktops

The use of virtual desktops intended for productivity tool users as well as those working remotely are now a common occurrence. These technologies are evolving rapidly to extent their use, particularly in professions where intensive applications have made migration a delicate process until now.

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January 27, 2016

CES 2016: OVH is gaining momentum in IoT and support for innovation

Once again boasting an increasing number of connected objects, which seem to be on the verge of reaching a maturity point, the last edition of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) gave OVH the opportunity to test drive the potential of its new platform dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT). But beyond that, it was also an opportunity to explore a constantly evolving ecosystem that’s brimming with...

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December 21, 2015

[Insight] Will big data one day replace opinion polls?

Big data may be able to help the Los Angeles Police Department reduce crime. It is said to be able to make cities more intelligent, and some even see it as a credible alternative to restrictive policy measures in the fight against climate change (1). Why has big data, in its seemingly all powerful appearance, not yet “uberized” the polling industry? Leonardo Noleto, Data Scientist, Guillaume Pataut,...

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January 06, 2016

The 2016 Product Roadmap at a Glance

What’s new for 2016? Dedicated Cloud, Public Cloud, dedicated servers and Exchange, our product managers provide you with an overview of the key developments that OVH is planning for the upcoming months.

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January 12, 2015

New Control Panel: OVH focuses on Full-Stack and UX Development

PayPal, Netflix, and more recently WordPress have adopted Full-Stack Javascript. This means that these applications now use the same language for the front-end, middleware and databases. OVH joined this movement early on. In 2013, its telecom control panel, presented at the Devoxx France conference, was one of the first customer interfaces coded in AngularJS and Bootstrap – having only the backoffice...

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Why OVH Is Betting on OpenZFS

The annual OpenZFS Developer Summit took place on October 19-20 in San Francisco. Used in a relatively discrete manner by IT professionals until now, OpenZFS celebrates its 10-year anniversary and it is becoming increasingly popular. See how this open source technology has been used to store the twelve petabytes of dailies for the movie Gravity (1), or witness its integration into the latest release...

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November 27, 2015

E-tailers: How to be reactive when facing an increase in holiday traffic

In 2015, retail e-commerce spending is projected to amount to 28.77 billion dollars in Canada*. For e-tailers experiencing growth like vendors with an international reputation, this extra traffic may cause an explosion of sales... and put a strain on its infrastructure. OVH offers customers the ability to face increases in seasonal traffic by deploying additional solutions and in some cases with just...

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December 08, 2015

OVH becomes "Infrastructure Donor" for Open Stack

OpenStack has recently and formally announced that OVH is now contributing to the open source project as a cloud resource provider for its continuous integration system. This support strengthens the ties between the OpenStack community and OVH, which operates large-scale solutions and has been one of the members of the project’s Foundation since 2014.

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November 26, 2015

E-tailers, SEO essentials to prepare for the holiday season

In Canada this year, the holiday season is expected to represent 21,7% of annual online sales revenue -a number only topped by the US and Austria. Yet again consumers will be turning to the Internet for the Christmas period and the January sales. It’s therefore time for online businesses to review their SEO strategy. SEO Manager Rémi Bacha discusses must-have SEO strategies.

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November 10, 2015

OpenStack Summit 2015 Tokyo: OVH welcomes project evolution towards Public Cloud use

The biannual OpenStack gathering was held in Japan on October 27-30, 2015. The technical team in charge of the Public Cloud offer at OVH.com took part in the event as an “Ops”, a term used for operators of the open source project. Review the trends with Jean-Daniel Bonnetot, system administrator, specializing in OpenStack at OVH.

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October 29, 2015

How do you migrate your e-mail accounts in just a few clicks and at no cost?

Professional emails today, are really sensitive and critical data for businesses. It’s for this reason that businesses are often reluctant to make changes, whether to update their solution or to change provider.

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November 12, 2015

PHP 7: What if it’s already time to migrate?

In recent years, the minor releases of PHP have successively brought some significant improvements to the language's performance. The community around PHP has become more professional and has made numerous tools available to developers to improve the use of the language and application maintenance. Announced as a major event, the release of PHP 7, successor to PHP 5, is scheduled for November 12....

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October 28, 2015

OVH finds a new home in Montreal and scales up its ambitions for North America

With the doubling of its staff in the Montreal region, and a support program for the most promising start-ups, OVH has just opened its brand new North American head office at the heart of Montreal. Here’s a summary of the main announcements as well as some images.

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September 04, 2015

Anti-DDoS Game: Protection that Thwarts Attacks to the Online Gaming Universe

Today, performing a denial of service attack is amazingly simple. It is no longer necessary to possess advanced technical skills to render a service unstable or unavailable. Anti-DDoS protection, like that developed in 2013 by OVH, make it possible to limit the scope of such malicious acts which are in sharp increase (+80% recorded by OVH between 2013 and 2014). The gaming and e-sports industries...

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October 10, 2015

“Anti-DDoS Game is allowing us to differentiate ourselves in a highly competitive market.”

Video games are the second largest cultural industry in the world. Today, half of the American population plays video games. Among players, 62% play on PC, and spend an estimated 6.5 hours per week playing online *. Every evening, all over the world, millions of players connect to servers to compete or collaborate with teammates without realizing the challenges that server providers have to overcome...

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September 18, 2015

VPS 2016 - Infrastructure, Hardware and Usages

Launched in France at the beginning of summer, the VPS 2016 range is now available to OVH customers worldwide. What are the major advances in this new release? Damien Rannou, Tech lead (technical leader) of the project and Jean-Guillaume Burlet, VPS product manager, respond to this question and more.

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September 29, 2015

No, PHP is not dead!

Last June, the PHP language celebrated its 20th anniversary. Even though the language has matured and is very widely used, it still carries somewhat of a bad reputation. It is constantly being criticized for being too permissive, too slow or being supported by a community that isn't professional enough. This results in PHP being shunned from large-scale web projects. Complaints against it have often...

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October 09, 2015

OVH Strengthens Its Fight against Spam

At the start of 2015, OVH undertook a responsible approach in the fight against spam and other types of abuse. With its membership to the organizations of Signal Spam and M3AAWG, the implementation of a new Abuse center and R&D dedicated to identifying new methods of combatting malicious behavior, the company has seen a steady decline in the amount of spam sent from its infrastructure. Romain Beeckman,...

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August 10, 2015

OVH wants to foster the emergence of the most promising startups

OVH took part in the Montreal Startup Festival, which gathered over 2,000 participants on July 16-17. It was a unique platform for interaction between entrepreneurs, investors and analysts eager to build tomorrow's economic models as well as an opportunity for OVH to seize up their expectations and apprehensions. OVH is currently working on the creation of its own start-up support program.

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July 10, 2015

OVH goes scouting in New York City to speed up North American growth

OVH is staying the course and strengthening its presence in North America. While showing a very solid presence on all fronts during the OVH World Tour which took place in New York City on June 25, the leader in secured cloud computing has made multiple announcements and solidified its ambition to offer ever more stable and innovative infrastructures.

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May 20, 2015

A new R&D Center in Quebec City focusing on User Experience

OVH continues its development in Canada with a $32.9M investment geared towards the opening of a new technological hub located right at the heart of Quebec City, and allowing for the creation of 150 jobs in North America.

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June 24, 2015

Expert Advice: Rethinking Electrical Distribution in Datacenters to Reduce Risk of Failure

In 1893, the company Westinghouse, took the undertaking of deploying the first electrical network in the United States, exploiting the alternating current system advocated by the scientist, Nicola Tesla. As amazing as it sounds, this method of distributing electricity has not evolved very much since this then. In more recent datacenter history, the same could be said as little has evolved in this...

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June 01, 2015

OVH at OpenStack Summit Vancouver 2015: What was learned from the event?

The biannual gathering of the OpenStack project brought together more than 6,000 people between the 18th and 22nd of May in the city of Vancouver. OVH participated in the event to learn what lies ahead for the project in the months ahead and to share its experience with the community. OVH uses OpenStack in particular for its most recent offer "Public Cloud" and is today part of the foundation of the...

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April 30, 2015

At the heart of the OVH World Tour Toronto

In North America, where its ambition is to assert itself a little more each day, OVH opened the latest season of its World Tour in Toronto on April 23. This was an opportunity for visitors to discover -or rediscover- OVH and all together imagine the future of cloud and dedicated infrastructures, in the light of the latest innovations from the leader of Digital as a Service.

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April 09, 2015

OVH inaugurates its new R&D center in Quebec

April 16, 2015 marked an important milestone in the expansion of OVH in North America. After Montreal and Beauharnois, the leader of Digital as a Service strengthens its position by opening a new technological center located in the heart of Quebec City, dedicated to cloud innovation, connect objects and new media. Return to that memorable day.

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April 08, 2015

10 reasons to attend the OVH World Tour Toronto

To kick off the North American leg of the tour, by popular demand, the leader of Digital as a Service, is making a stop in Toronto on April 23. Intended for OVH customers and anybody with a passion for innovation, the OVH World Tour is the IT event of spring. The “digital revolution” train is barreling down the track. Here are 10 reasons to climb aboard the OVH car.

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April 03, 2015

OVH, sponsor of the 1st Techcrunch Montreal meetup

Innovation, adaptation, questioning: OVH has never lost its start-up spirit which has enabled it to grow and become today a global group specializing in cloud and digital services on demand. So when

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March 30, 2015

EXPERT OPINION: SEO in a time of connected objects

Mobile is everywhere: it’s the topic of many discussions and recommendations. Is this not a trend already in the making, overhanging the shadow of the next big revolution? Reflecting back on SEO Camp’us Paris 2015, we examine some opinions of the participants and thoughts on the future of SEO.

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March 23, 2015

EXPERT ADVICE: Password,chronicle of a death foretold

Authentication by password is dead. This has not yet been accepted by the majority of Internet sites, let alone users, but this is the case. Just as telnet is dead and buried, having been replaced by ssh – today, it is difficult to even remember that telnet was once standard - authentication by password is also dead and we’re entering into an era where the widespread practice of two factor authentication...

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March 04, 2015

OVH World Tour Season 2

After meeting more than 4,000 customers during the first OVH World Tour, the OVH group is setting its sights even higher this year with a goal to meet 12,000 people. The hosting company has added some international destinations to its itinerary and enhanced the tour's content: it promises to be more technical, more oriented towards professionals and equally more accessible to beginners.

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January 14, 2015

"2015 Marks the Beginning of a New Cycle"

Learn about the wishes Octave Klaba sent to OVH customers on the evening of January 1st

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December 24, 2014

To 2015… and Beyond

Which services are the ones to watch? This year, in addition to the traditional retrospective, we wish draw attention to some of the projects that were started in 2014 and will be highlighted in 2015.

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December 17, 2014

OVH in Poland: a branch in constant motion

The opening of the first OVH subsidiary, in Poland in 2004, was made on the observation of the great resources available in a country that continues to prove itself in engineering and IT expertise. 10 years later, the Wroclaw team is a keystone for OVH R&D. As this dynamic team continues to grow, it pushes the European leader of the cloud to new limits. Good health and cheer prevailed on December...

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September 30, 2014

hubiC has emerged as a global player of online storage

Having attracted more than 400,000 users in less than 3 years of existence, is a feat achieved by hubiC, an online storage solution, “made in OVH.com”. Widely known in Europe it continues to experience international growth. Its ambition is to touch an even wider public by expanding its sales channels, into stores and with mobile operators, and to encourage, with its API, hubiC integration into...

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October 03, 2014

vRack: an insight into the OVH.com private network

With the vRack (virtual rack), OVH.com offers its clients the possibility to interconnect all their IT infrastructure components, located all over the world, via a private network. This is a huge innovation that meets the growing need amongst companies* deploying hybrid architectures, combining different types of resources - physical, virtual, external or internal. Already awarded the “Best of IT...

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September 22, 2014

OVH is accelerating R & D in data centers

Henri Klaba, CEO of OVH, is deeply involved in the design and R&D of the group’s data centers. He focuses on the latest innovations to leave his laboratory, as well as on data centers, one of which is planned for Germany by 2015

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September 17, 2014

RunAbove, developers talking to developers

In April 2014, the OVH group launched RunAbove, a high performance public cloud offer for developers and DevOps. Meeting with three architects of this new brand: Adélaide Moulière, Maxime Hurtrel and Pierre Ourdouillé

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September 17, 2014

7 reasons to choose a dedicated server OVH

OVH offers ultra-customizable machines to allow everyone to build their own outsourced servers solution, which take advantage of the best innovations of the leader in European hosting *.

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August 26, 2014

The use of HTTPS, a new tool for SEO ?

It's official, the search engine used by a high percent of North American users will now consider the HTTPS (HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure) in its algorithm (SEO). One more reason to secure their website with the SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate, a service proposed by OVH.

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January 27, 2014

OVH.com Timeline

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