OVH Strengthens Position as Major Player in Artificial Intelligence

MONTREAL QC | February 06, 2019

OVH Strengthens Position as Major Player in Artificial Intelligence

Expanded Partnership with NVIDIA allows OVH to offers a complete range of AI solutions from Montreal Data Centre

OVH, a global hyper-scale cloud provider, today announced it is taking a new step in its partnership with NVIDIA by becoming the first European cloud provider to offer globally the NVIDIA GPU Cloud (NGC) software platform, strengthening its position as a major player in the democratization of artificial intelligence technologies.

With NVIDIA's NGC, the comprehensive catalog of software solutions optimized for machine learning, deep learning and HPC (High Performance Computing), all OVH customers around the world can now deploy artificial intelligence projects and solutions on the global cloud provider's infrastructures in a matter of minutes, including from OVH’s Canadian data centre, located in Montreal. In order to address the growing needs of the Canadian AI ecosystem, OVH plans to expand its Montreal operations around a hub specialized in R&D that will focus on building Public Cloud services and API.

“NVIDIA and OVH share a common goal of making AI more accessible and easier to use,” said Serge Palaric, Vice President Enterprise Business Development, NVIDIA. “By running GPU-optimised software from NGC on NVIDIA GPU instances, and bare metal NVIDIA DGX-1™ servers in the OVH cloud infrastructure, users can get their AI projects up and running quickly and with incredible performance.”

OVH already offers a complete range of hardware compatible with NVIDIA NGC:

Different Types of Uses for Different Types of Customers Heuritech, a startup specializing in artificial intelligence for fashion, received support through OVH's startup program, the OVH Digital Launch Pad, and benefited from one year of free infrastructure. With intensive computing needs, Heuritech has chosen to build a custom infrastructure using OVH dedicated servers powered by NVIDIA GPUs. Systran, a world leader in translation technologies for more than 50 years, has also used OVH infrastructures for the intensive calculation of neural networks applied to language processing. These complex translation problems are solved through DGX-1's outstanding performance.

An Enhanced Cloud Through AI At OVH, artificial intelligence is not only about products, but is also used internally to provide OVH customers with the most seamless and secure experience possible.   OVH's cloud infrastructures take advantage of machine learning and deep learning products and applications for maintaining IT equipment, predicting database fill rates and anticipating temperature variations in data centers. OVH gives an additional guarantee, to provide its customers with ever more reliable solutions and a greater capacity for innovation.

About OVH

OVH is a global, hyper-scale cloud provider that offers businesses industry-leading performance and value. European leader, OVH is the alternative in the cloud. Founded in 1999, the group manages and maintains 28 data centers across 12 continents, deploys its own fiber-optic global network and controls the entire hosting chain. Relying on its own infrastructures, OVH offers simple and powerful solutions and tools that put technology at the service of business, and revolutionizes the way that its 1.4 million customers work. Respect for individuals, freedom and equal opportunities for access to new technology have always been firmly rooted principals of the company. Hence OVH's motto, "Innovation for Freedom".

Guillaume Gilbert | OVH Canada

guillaume.gilbert@corp.ovh.com