Unlimited and unmetered traffic
Our bandwidth is unlimited and unmetered. Depending on your project's resource requirements, you can also choose an additional guaranteed bandwidth option to boost your default public bandwidth. This means you can maintain constant throughput for ingress and egress traffic.
Burst option included and guaranteed options
With our burst option, you can increase your bandwidth on demand to handle increased traffic. The 1Gbit/s and 3Gbit/s burst feature is enabled by default on 1Gbps and 10Gbps (respectively). It is perfect for guaranteeing performance during traffic spikes, or if you need on-demand high speed for software updates.
Optimal network connectivity
The OVHcloud network infrastructure adapts to your users’ needs and locations, to guarantee the quickest data transfer speed for your customers. With our bandwidth options, you can harness the power and reach of OVHcloud’s global infrastructure — which includes datacentres in Europe, Asia and America. Optimal performance delivers minimal latency, a better user experience, and better traffic flow.
Public bandwidth meeting your needs
Be ready for peak traffic
When it comes to traffic surges, it’s impossible to know what’s around the corner. Global events, trends, and malicious activity can all cause unexpected spikes. That’s not to mention successful marketing campaigns which, although designed to pull in traffic, can sometimes catch IT teams off guard. It’s not always possible to know what causes surges, but if you’re unprepared, peak traffic will wreak havoc on websites, causing traffic jams, delays and websites crashes. With guaranteed bandwidth and burst options, our bandwidth offering is ideal for network load peaks. If traffic exceeds your guaranteed bandwidth, the burst feature will accommodate the extra load.
Be ready for upload requirements or mass distribution like software updates
Upload requirements are often blamed for ‘breaking the internet’, usually when thousands of users perform hefty software updates at the same time. With OVHcloud, you can increase the bandwidth included by default and make it guaranteed for specific upload requirements or mass distribution like software updates.
Be ready for media requirements: VOD (video on demand) and live streaming
Network connection plays a critical role in creating great online media and live video. Movies, VOD and live streaming rely on very large information requests to play without latency issues. Scaling is, in particular, a huge challenge for online media platforms, especially when network infrastructure isn’t up to the task. The resulting latency issues have a huge impact on user experience, particularly when it comes to live broadcasts. While there are a range of issues that will affect video quality and latency, network limitations are often the culprit. With our optimised cross-connection service, your network adapts to the needs and locations of your users to guarantee the quality of data transfer. This ensures your on-demand and live streaming services go off without a hitch.
Public bandwidth for dedicated servers
What is bandwidth?
In computing, bandwidth is the amount of data that can be transferred across the network. It’s the transmission capacity of a connection, in other words the maximum rate of data transfer. When we talk about dedicated servers, bandwidth is the maximum amount of data transmitted to and from the server per second.
Historically, the bandwidth was measured in bits per second (bps). However, today’s network connections provide much higher rates. For example, OVHcloud dedicated servers are equipped with 500Mbps bandwidth by default. Additional public bandwidth options allow you to increase that capacity, even to 10Gbps (gigabits per second).
How to increase bandwidth?
To increase guaranteed bandwidth of your dedicated server at OVHcloud, login to your control panel using your ID and password credentials.
To optimise your OVHcloud bandwidth solution, evaluate how much data you might need to fulfill your bandwidth requirements in the future. This way, you avoid having to upgrade your bandwidth requirements at a later date.
All OVHcloud dedicated servers can access public network with a given, guaranteed and unmetered bandwidth. However, some digital projects, such as VOD (video on demand) or live streaming services, require intensive data transmission and additional network bandwidth to broadcast media.