Our History

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Our History

OVHcloud has established its global footprint and is now focusing on growth and product innovation.

Our Statement

Throughout our history we have continued to build long-lasting relationships with our customers, connecting them to opportunities and helping them to thrive. 

We are now focusing on growth and product innovation to accompany our customers and empower them to grow and succeed in the cloud, wherever they are across the globe. We thank you for being part of our journey.

OVHcloud Timeline

2019

2019

OVHcloud turns 20, and serves more than 1.5 million customers around the world.

2018

2018

Michel Paulin joins Octave Klaba as CEO. OVH becomes OVHcloud, structuring its offer around 4 markets representing its customers various needs.

Office Opening: India

2017

2017

Acquisition of vCloudAir, the VMware cloud activity in the United States.

Data Center Openings: VintHill (US), Hillsboro (US), London (UK), Frankfurt (DE), Warsaw (PL), Singapore (SG), Sydney (AU), Strasbourg (FR), Roubaix (FR), Gravelines (FR), Beauharnois (CA)

 

2016

2016

Increase in capital of 250 million euros with KKR and Towerbrook,
with a view to accelerating international development.

Data Center Openings: Roubaix (FR), Beauharnois (CA)

2015

2015

Launch of the startup support program.

Data Center Openings: Strasbourg (FR), Beauharnois (CA)

2013

2013

Europe’s biggest data center with a capacity for 400,000 servers, built by OVH in Gravelines (France). Free Anti-DDoS protection extended to all customers.

Data Center Openings: Gravelines (FR), Strasbourg (FR), Roubaix (FR), Beauharnois (CA)

2012

2012

Next stop: North America, with the opening of offices and a data center in Canada.

Office Openings: Canada, USA

Data Center Openings: Beauharnois (CA), Strasbourg (FR)

2011

2011

OVH becomes Europe’s no. 1 web hoster, and is rewarded by VMware for its Private Cloud. The teams develop the Public Cloud based on OpenStack.

Data Center Opening: Roubaix (FR)

2010

2010

Start of the Cloud era, with new services offered including PrivateCloud, a disruptive private cloud offer which can be controlled directly on line. Design of a data center with record energy performances in Roubaix (RBX4).

Data Center Opening: Roubaix (FR)

2009

2009

Continued European development.

Office Openings: Netherlands, Ireland, Finland, Lithuania, the Czech Republic

2008

2008

OVH becomes a telephony operator, and will soon become an Internet access provider.

Office Openings: Italy, Portugal, United Kingdom

Data Center Opening: Roubaix (FR)

2006

2006

OVH deploys its own fiber optic network, starting with the Paris- Roubaix trunk.

Office Opening: Germany

2005

2005

Birth of “Roubaix Valley”, the company’s current HQ in the north of France.
OVH builds its first data center in Roubaix.

Data Center Opening: Roubaix (FR)

2004

2004

Foundations of the multi-local approach. First European subsidiaries in Poland and Spain.

Office Openings: Poland, Spain

2003

2003

Water cooling deployed in the new data center rented by OVH,a ground breaking and highly effective process on an industrial scale for cooling servers using water.

2002

2002

Start of “made in OVH” servers for economies of scale, to reduce delivery times and reduce dependence on suppliers.

2000

2000

First .fr and .be accreditations. Activity takes off.

1999

1999

OVH founded by Octave Klaba, one of Europe’s first Internet hosting companies.