OVH shares its OpenStack automation with on-prem clouds • The Register

Cloud competitor OVH will share the automation tools it has developed to run its own OpenStack-based cloud, as part of a plan to grow its managed cloud business.

In Europe, the recently launched French company has offered to operate and manage a private cloud using its technology at the customer. Now OVH plans to let others do the same. The plan is for managed service providers or end-user organizations to choose to use OVH’s tools to run their own OpenStack rigs, or take advantage of OVH’s managed on-prem cloud offering.

OVH will be happy to deploy these on-prem clouds at scales ranging from a few cabinets to hundreds of racks, with the latter targeting carriers and other large users.

The company has also detailed the expansion plans that were one of the reasons for its IPO, citing the US, Canada, India and Asia-Pacific as targets.

The register has been informed that OVH will use its own water cooling technology for the first time in the last two expansion targets. The company’s Asian efforts to date have brought the Open Compute Project hardware together in third-party data centers – unlike the presence elsewhere in the world that uses data centers managed by OVH that use the company’s own server designs.

Lionel Legros, OVH’s veep and general manager for Asia-Pacific, said: The register that consultation with co-lo providers when designing new data centers means the French company can influence designs so that they are water-cooled friendly. This means the company expects the Mumbai data center it will bring online in the first half of 2022 to stop using air-conditioning after 18 months of use.

In Singapore, OVH will also expand its presence and deploy its water cooling technology.

Legros declined to name the other countries in the Asia-Pacific that OVH targets, but indicated that countries that model their privacy laws after the EU-GDPR are natural landing places. ®

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