OVH: expertise in designing and building data centers
27 data centers around the world, including 2 of the largest ones. Since its first data center 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 centers, and it now has a unique know-how in terms of high availability, security and energy efficiency.

Our data centers

The OVH data centres around the world.

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 datacenter, 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.

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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 center energy consumption.

Protecting the environment at OVH

Continuous research, development and innovation

  • OVH has been designing and building its own datacenters 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
  • The OVH data centers are located outside areas subject to the Patriot Act.