Web Hosting and Data Centre Company OVH Announces New UK Data Centre

8 January 2017

Web hosting and data centre company OVH Group (OVH) has announced the opening of a new data centre based in the United Kingdom. OVH, which has headquarters in Roubaix, France, was established in 1999. The company’s range of services extends to domain name registration and dedicated server offerings alongside Virtual Private Server (VPS) and cloud options. Its latest centre is located in one of London’s “inner suburbs”

OVH has been in the UK since 2007 through a London-based subsidiary but this is its first data centre in the country. The centre will offer 40,000 servers and come on-line at the close of May 2017. The 4,000 square-metre centre is the first of the three OVH plans for the UK and will not offer co-location space. It will be interconnected to OVH’s London Point of Presence (PoP) by a double fibre path. The company already has companies like Lineup Systems, XTM International and startup BulbThings as customers.

"With access to world class tech talent and infrastructure, London is a leading hub for European technology companies. OVH's decision to open its first UK data centre in London offers further proof that London remains open to investment, talent and innovation from all over the world,” explained the Deputy Mayor of London for Business, Rajesh Agrawal. “We look forward to welcoming more innovative technology businesses such as OVH to London."

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