Cloud player OVH bullish on India, partners with VMware and Intel

OVH Digital Launch Pad (DLP) provides up to USD 100,000 for Indian startups to test ideas and access OVH infrastructure expertise. 

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OVH, a global player in cloud infrastructure recently announced that it has started its India operations and has seen strong growth since opening its first Indian office in partnership with Intel and VMware, earlier this year. 

The global, hyper-scale cloud provider was founded in 1999. The group manages and maintains 28 datacentres at 12 locations across 4 continents, deploys its own global fibre optic network, and manages the entire supply chain for web hosting

OVH provides simple, powerful tools for businesses for more than 1 million customers across the globe.

... It is a brilliant time to venture into Indian market. In the last two years, the public cloud services market in India has seen phenomenal growth – reaching USD 1.8 billion in 2017. By 2020, this figure is expected to reach USD 4.1 billion. We don’t have a datacentre right now, but soon after hitting a good number of customers we will have our own infrastructure here.
Alain Fiocco
EVP & CTO, OVH

Talking about the commencement of OVH Operations in India, Alain Fiocco, EVP, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), said, “It is a brilliant time to venture into the Indian market. In the last two years, the public cloud services market in India has seen phenomenal growth – reaching USD 1.8 billion in 2017.

"By 2020, this figure is expected to reach USD 4.1 billion. We don’t have a datacentre right now, but soon after hitting a good number of customers we will have our own infrastructure here. Right now we have a good number of customers to start operations.”

With business in North America, EMEA and APAC, OVH has drawn on its international expertise to offer a different vision of the cloud for its growing customer base in India. However, OVH also announced a Digital Launch Pad (DLP) in India to support emerging businesses in the digital arena and enable them to benefit from reliable and flexible cloud infrastructure. 

The company offers up to USD 100,000 to start-ups to deploy solutions built on the OVH infrastructure.

Sudheesh Sudhakaran, Managing Director, OVH India said, “Since its operations in India began in June 2018, the company has seen great momentum with customers across the country signing up to it dedicated servers, web hosting, private and public cloud services.”

 

... This growth is set to continue. In fact, taking into account the strength of our team, the growth we’ve seen to date and market conditions, coupled with the high-quality, cost-effective OVH portfolio, we believe that India has the potential to become the largest OVH tech hub outside of our global headquarters in France.
Sudheesh Sudhakaran
Managing Director, OVH India

He also added, “The Digital Launch Pad initiative is another example of our commitment to our customers, and our focus on helping them grow. We carefully evaluated the Indian market and are providing what our customers’ need, which is a safe forum to experiment with different projects, coupled with support from OVH’s experts to develop their ideas. We give 1000 euros just for the ideation initially.”

A strong growth trajectory for OVH in India

According to a statement released by the company, “Last year, OVH acquired VMware's vCloud Air. In India, the company has integrated vCloud Air employees into the OVH organization, increasing the size, expertise and experience of its local team. The expanded sales team has already recruited several thousand customers and the company is seeing high growth.”

Sudheesh Sudhakaran, Managing Director, OVH India explains, “This growth is set to continue. In fact, taking into account the strength of our team, the growth we’ve seen to date and market conditions, coupled with the high-quality, cost-effective OVH portfolio, we believe that India has the potential to become the largest OVH tech hub outside of our global headquarters in France.”

Fiocco also informed that they are now focusing on recruiting local partners to work closely with the company to leverage its international data centres in Europe and the US. 

Working with tech industry giants: VMware and Intel

OVH continues to extend its longstanding global partnerships with VMware and Intel as it expands its business in India. VMware and OVH have built a solid partnership over the past decade spanning engineering, marketing, sales and support. 

 

Having the VMware Cloud Verified status, and with 7 Partner of the Year awards over 9 years, OVH collaborates closely with VMware to deliver an innovative but affordable Private Cloud based on the full VMware SDDC stack. 

Through OVH’s acquisition of VMware vCloud Air last year, customers can also benefit from higher network performance and increased workload mobility through OVH’s global network.

Intel helped OVH design its vast range of servers for fifteen years. With this collaboration, OVH is able to deliver hardware that fits a variety of needs and usages for its customers, with the best performance possible. 

OVH has also been able to innovate by incorporating some of Intel’s latest technologies such as Intel Xeon Scalable Processors and 3D NAND Solid State Drives. More recently OVH also incorporated Intel Optane DC SSD in their high-end servers and VMware vSAN hosts.