OVHcloud opens new data center in Sydney, powered by latest water-cooling technology 

OVHcloud, the European cloud leader, launched its third data centre in Sydney, powered by its latest water-cooling technology. As its most sustainable data centre in Australia to date, the launch comes off the back of recent openings in India and Singapore over the past 14 months. The Sydney expansion forms part of a network of six data centres across Asia Pacific, offering open, trusted and sovereign cloud solutions for businesses looking to expand in the region.

Deploying its proprietary water cooling technology with cloud infrastructure optimised for mission-critical workloads, the new data centre will sustainably meet the growing demand for high compute cloud solutions, fuelled by the increasing adoption of emerging technologies, especially as the global cloud services market is estimated to reach US$2.5 trillion by 2031. OVHcloud’s high-performance Scale dedicated servers, launched for the first time in Australia and powered by the latest AMD and Intel processors, will be available at the new data centre to bring even more compute power, making innovation and high performance more accessible.

“The increased popularity of emerging technologies such as 5G, edge computing and generative AI has triggered an influx of demand for high computing performance, but many organisations are struggling to balance this need whilst keeping carbon footprints top of mind,” said Michel Paulin, Chief Executive Officer, OVHcloud. “As a pioneer in water cooling technology for more than 20 years, we are confident in our ability to assist organisations in powering their businesses, and their ESG goals as well.”

OVHcloud’s newest data centre features an integrated water cooling system that is built into a vertical rack designed to facilitate cooling at the server level, eliminating the need for air conditioning in server rooms, with significant benefits in costs and environmental impact. At the same time, the design will also allow precise and efficient cooling, so that it only requires a single glass of water to cool an OVHcloud server as the water is cooled and circulated in a closed loop.

These advancements have powered the group to achieve exceptional sustainability metrics, boasting a PUE as low as 1.29 and a WUE (Water Usage Effectiveness) of 0.30l/kWh, both significantly lower than the industry average. By manufacturing its own racks and servers, OVHcloud has established an integrated industrial model with a CUE (Carbon Usage Effectiveness) of 0.18.

“We are excited to bring our latest data centre technology to Sydney, which deploys water cooling at scale and enables a sustainable cloud by design,” said Terry Maiolo, Vice President and General Manager, APAC, OVHcloud. “With Australia as one of the most densely served economies by data centres per capita, this marks a pivotal development for Australian businesses as more organisations consider the sustainability of data centres on their radar.”

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