OVH, DATACENTRE EXPERT



OVH, datacentre expert

OUR STRONG POINTS


- Design, deployment and operation
- Maximum physical security
- High availability
- Continuous R&D and innovation
- Compliance with international norms
- Carefully selected locations
- Record ecological achievements






MAXIMUM PHYSICAL SECURITY


Maximum physical security
  • OVH datacentres are strictly for our own usage. The servers can only be only physically accessed by authorised employees.
  • Access is restricted and monitored by a security badge control system, video surveillance and on-site security personnel 24/7.
  • Rooms are equipped with smoke detection systems.
  • Technicians on site 24/7.

HIGH AVAILABILITY INFRASTRUCTURE


High availability infrastructure
  • Double electrical supply as standard.
  • 250KVA UPS.
  • Generators have an initial autonomy of 48hrs.
  • A minimum of 2 network connections to the datacentre; 2 identical internal network rooms, which can take over from one another.

COMPLIANCE WITH INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS


Compliance with international standards
  • OVH is certified ISO 27001: 2005 for supplying and operating dedicated cloud infrastructure.
  • OVH is based on the ISO 27002 and ISO 27005 security management and risk assessment norms, and associated processes.





RECORD ECOLOGICAL ACHIEVEMENTS




  • 98% of OVH hosting rooms are free from air conditioning
  • 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 R&D AND INNOVATION


OVH has been designing and building its own datacentres since 2003
  • 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, particularly to improve cooling and ventilation techniques - design and deployment of in-house water and air cooling systems.
  • High-end equipment upgraded and replaced reguarly.





CAREFULLY SELECTED LOCATIONS


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 (business continuity/disaster recovery planning).
  • OVH datacentres are situated outside Patriot Act jurisdiction area.

KEY FIGURES


  • 1 million server hosting capacity
  • 150,000 servers hosted
  • 60,000 m² total surface area
  • 12 datacentres
  • 4 in construction
  • 2 in development
  • Record PUE 1.09


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