Datacenters - OVH
OVH: expert in data center design and construction
Since opening the first OVH data centre in Paris in 2003, OVH hasn't stopped innovating in the design, deployment and maintenance of its infrastructures used for server offers. It now counts a total of 20 data centres worldwide, including 2 which are among the largest in the world. The company has successfully completed a global datacentre concept, maintaining full control over all aspects of the projects and demonstrating a unique expertise in high availability, security and energy efficiency.

Our data centers

The OVH data centers around the world.

North America

Western Europe

Central Europe


Total capacity: 360,000 servers

Total capacity: 400,000 servers

Total capacity: 136,000 servers

Total capacity: 140,000 servers

Total capacity: 18,500 servers


In operation

Under construction

Our data centers in pictures











Maximum physical security

  • OVH data centers 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

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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 center, 2 network rooms capable of taking over from one another

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 centers in France and 1 in Canada, which certifies the security level for OVH Dedicated Cloud

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 of between 1 and 1.2: constant reduction of data center energy consumption

Protecting the environment at OVH

Continuous research, development and innovation

  • OVH has been designing and building its own data centers 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 centers offering similar services with a minimum geographical distance of 200km between them to ensure redundancy and continuity of service
  • Ideal for BCP/DRP
  • OVH data centers are situated outside the Patriot Act jurisdiction area

Find out more

Huge North American data center: huge ambitions
Gravelines, the biggest data center in Europe
An overview of OVH security measures