Sunday, July 14, 2013

OVH.com Picks Cisco Aggregation Services Routers for its Data Centers

OVH.com, which claims to be the world's third-largest hosting provider, has selected Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to expand its cloud and hosted services.


OVH.com operates data centers in Europe and Canada, with more than 150,000 physical servers and 500,000 virtual machines serving more than 700,00 customers.  With a dedicated fiber optic network, OVH.com is able to provide speeds of up to 2 Tbps in Europe and 8 Tbps in North America, crossing 33 global peering points, which ensures superior customer experiences when accessing its servers from anywhere in the world.  The company is based in Roubaix, France.

The expansion will use the Cisco ASR 9922 Router, part of the ASR 9000 Series, to enable highly resilient IP connectivity and robust support for both IPv4 and IPv6 across the OVH.com network.

Cisco said the platform was selected largely due to its ability to support such capacity with an extensive number of 10 Gbps and 100 Gbps connections. In addition, the Cisco IOS XR modular software operating system and full compliance with IPv6 enables OVH.com to meet customer demand for IPv6 based services.

"OVH.com has sought to deploy one of the most advanced networks in the world. By leveraging our own data center technology for our servers and our IP network from Cisco, we're able to deliver a faster, lower latency solution for our costumers while minimizing our power consumption and carbon footprint. No other Cloud and hosting company has our combination of flexible service offerings and global reach to so many Internet service providers," stated Octave Klaba, C(E/T)O of OVH.com.


  • Earlier this year, Infinera confirmed that OVH.com had selected its DTN-X platform to interconnect its data centers via its pan-European network. The OVH pan-Eureopan network links data centers throughout 10 major European cities in seven countries.
  • OVH is also expanding to Canada and the U.S., including a massive new facility on the outskirts of Montreal with a record capacity of 360,000 physical servers. The Montreal BHS data center is powered by a hydro-electric dam located just 300 meters from the building.
  • OVH is known for building its own data centers and for building its own water-cooled servers. Key technology partners include Infinera, Cisco, Intel, vmWare, Kingston, Seagate, Level 3, T-Systems and tata.

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