A unique approach to the Cloud

When we talk about the Cloud, most users think about the Public Cloud: unlimited shared resources available on demand somewhere on the Internet.

The power of the Private Cloud

A private cloud is often defined as the type of cloud that companies build in-house, thus providing all the guarantees that come with a dedicated hardware infrastructure. The OVH Private Cloud combines the benefits of a dedicated infrastructure with all the flexibility and on-demand resources of the Public Cloud.

It is a more sustainable, robust, secure, transparent cloud, and above all it is 100% dedicated on all infrastructure layers. This is your virtual datacenter!

Why choose a Dedicated Cloud?

The strength of the OVH Private Cloud lies in its ability to provide you with a dedicated and managed infrastructure giving you full access to the vSphere hypervisor (as a service), which is exactly the same as what you would get when using VMware technologies on your infrastructure.

This way, you can take advantage of all the power from your hardware and network capacities while OVH takes care of their operational maintenance. This is what we call "Dedicated IaaS", and here's an overview of its added-value:

vCenter + vSphere as a service: create your own VMs

When you order a Private Cloud solution from OVH, you get access to the vSphere hypervisor around one hour after your initial order. From this interface, you can create as many VMs as you need, create projects, workloads, and much more!
So you're not limited to only one catalogue of VMs. You can specifically choose the vRAM, vCPU, storage size and your own network rules for deploying each VM.

The scalability of the Cloud: giving you additional resources on demand

Need more hardware resources to create new VMs? Add and remove hosts and datastores whenever you want! These resources are delivered and configured on your infrastructure in 30 minutes, and you can choose between monthly and hourly billing.

Guaranteed stability and performance

You're home! You'll never have to share your infrastructure with another customer. You'll be using 100% of your resources without comprising in order to provide a fully secure and reliable environment for your activities and your customers.

A transparent cloud

Your data is in a Cloud where you get total control. With Private Cloud, you can choose your datacentre and your hardware. VMware licences are included, traffic is unlimited and bandwidth is guaranteed: in short, there are no hidden costs!

Private Cloud or OVH Private Cloud?

Standard technology, maximum industrialisation

Get immediate access to your dedicated infrastructure

Our managed service doesn't involve long, complex orders. When you order a Private Cloud infrastructure from OVH, we will deliver a dedicated, configured (vCenter) and ready-to-use infrastructure via the vSphere interface. Once it is delivered, you can start deploying your VMs straight away.

Automatic replacement of your resources

In the event of a host failure, there's no need to contact us or open a ticket! Your hosts are automatically replaced by similar hosts in your infrastructure. With a delivery in under 15 minutes (100% SLA), and the automatic reboot of your VMs (VMware HA functionality included), your infrastructure is highly available 24/7/365.

Customisation from OVH – vSphere

Our VMware expertise allows us to add features directly into the vSphere interface. For example, in addition to adding and deleting your resources from inside the interface, you can simulate a failure in order to test your redundancy and reboot mechanisms with the "Resilience Test" functionality. You can run tests whenever you want, directly from vSphere.

VMware Partnership

Our parternship with VMware is the reason why the Private Cloud service benefits from all the VMware innovations with no restrictions. This is also why the Private Cloud provides the best of VMware virtualisation with vSphere and also through "Software-Defined Network" technologies with NSX, "Software-Defined Storage" with VSAN (available soon), and the advanced management solution vRealize Operations for a thorough management of your infrastructure.

And you get OVH quality on top!

The Private Cloud infrastructures comply with these certifications: ISO 27001, SOC I and II type 2, CSA Star and PCI DSS. We wanted to include an additional service level by including anti-DDoS protection, the vScope monitoring or the Private Cloud training sessions from OVH Academy in collaboration with VMware.


The Private Cloud is available in our Strasbourg and Roubaix datacentres in France as well as Beauharnois in Canada. Deploy your infrastructure in one or multiple datacentres and take advantage of vRack Connect to build your hybrid cloud!