Everything About OVH (datacenter)

OVH is The number 3 internet hosting company in the world.
200 000 servers
17 data centers
16 countries
18M web applications hosted

Data Center

Since opening the first OVH data center in Paris in 2003, OVH hasn’t stopped innovating in the design, deployment and maintenance of its server hosting infrastructures. It now counts a total of 15 data centers around the globe, including 2 which are among the biggest in the world. The company has successfully completed a global data center concept, maintaining full control of variables and demonstrating unique expertise in high availability, security and energy efficiency.


physical security

  • OVH datacentres are strictly for our own usage – servers can only be physically accessed by authorised 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

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

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 datacentre energy consumption

Continuous research, development and innovation

  • OVH has been designing and building its own datacentres since 2003
  • Continous 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 reguarly

Carefully selected locations

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


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