OVHcloud opens new data center, invests $145 million in the Toronto area

OVHcloud® US, a leading global cloud provider, has announced its parent company’s continued international expansion with the opening of a second Canadian site (the Group’s 42nd data center), supported by a long-term investment of CAD 145 million. Located in Cambridge, Ontario, the OVHcloud data center is in the heart of one of North America’s most dynamic innovation clusters, the perfect location for providing trusted cloud solutions meeting the heightened demands of Canadian and international businesses in terms of performance, resilience, and data governance. 

The new Toronto data center, like other global OVHcloud data centers, will be accessible to OVHcloud US customers and will deliver improved latency compared to the existing OVHcloud data center near Montreal and the OVHcloud US data center in Vint Hill, Virginia. This data center opening continues to showcase OVHcloud’s momentum in the U.S. and North American markets.

OVHcloud is opening its first site in Ontario, supported by a CAD 145 million investment over the next 8 years, to support the growth and needs of its customers within a framework of extended trust. Dedicated to the development of its new data center and to the industrial innovations that are the hallmark of the trusted cloud leader, this investment includes, in its first phase, the hiring of a number of qualified talents.

Located in the Ascent TOR1 hyperscale development, this new data center has a surface area of 1,000 m2, a capacity of 10,000 servers and 2MW of power. More than just a data center, it embodies the technological know-how that has earned OVHcloud its reputation for operational excellence and energy efficiency. Its vertically integrated model (OVHcloud builds its own servers, up to 600 a week in its Beauharnois plant) and the industrial scale-up of its water-cooling technology are major assets in providing an optimal performance-price ratio and a controlled environmental footprint, in line with the expectations of businesses that want to exercise full control over their digital assets.

“This new data center marks a major turning point in the history of OVHcloud in Canada, enabling our customers and businesses in the Toronto area to strengthen their infrastructure while retaining full control of their cloud journey, free from any form of technological or pricing lock-in. We’re also looking forward to making a difference by continuing to innovate for a sustainable digital environment.” – Estelle Azemard, Vice President Americas, OVHcloud.

The arrival of OVHcloud in the Toronto area offers a real alternative for companies wishing to diversify and consolidate their cloud infrastructure, based on trusted solutions that meet a variety of requirements.

Reduced visibility of the macro-economic context calls for optimization of cloud spending, and OVHcloud meets this challenge with a pricing model that is predictable, has no hidden costs, charges no egress fees, and includes both inbound and outbound traffic. 

Enhanced resilience, thanks to a multi-site footprint, this new data center is particularly well-suited to companies requiring a second, geographically-distant Canadian data center to deploy their backup or disaster recovery solution. They can rely on the robustness of OVHcloud’s own network, connected to several points of presence (PoPs) in Montreal and Toronto, and more than 40 worldwide.

It will also meet the growing demands of highly regulated industries, increasingly intransigent about data sovereignty. Public services, healthcare, financial services, professional services, or telecommunications can count on OVHcloud’s exemplary level of compliance with the strict industry certifications (ISO 27001-017-018, SOC 2 Type 2, CSA Star).

“Late last year, I was pleased to have the opportunity to meet with Michel Paulin, CEO, OVHcloud, and tour the OVHcloud facility as part of the WREDC mission to Europe. I am proud to welcome OVHcloud to Cambridge as they continue their international expansion by choosing Cambridge as their second Canadian location. OVHcloud is a leader in the industry and committed to sustainability, optimizing data center energy consumption through innovative and more efficient cooling systems, as well as reducing IT components waste. This long-term investment of $145 million helps to strengthen the Toronto-Waterloo Region Innovation Corridor, the 2nd largest technology corridor cluster in North America, and continues to position Cambridge as a top-tier destination for technology businesses, talent, and investors from around the world.” – Mayor Jan Liggett, City of Cambridge.

“OVHcloud is an excellent fit in the Waterloo region tech ecosystem. An innovative company – a disruptor – that offers sustainable and secure cloud solutions, OVHcloud is not only an exciting new investment in our community’s success but also a respected partner to the startup community and businesses that value data sovereignty, like cybersecurity, fintech, insurance and more. Bienvenue dans la région de Waterloo!” – Tony LaMantia, President & CEO of Waterloo EDC.

“We’re thrilled to have been selected to partner with OVHcloud. The team of engineers kept a customer-first focus and worked seamlessly together to deliver this unique project that is at the forefront of data center innovation. Our shared commitment is a testament to delivering unparalleled efficiency and effective solutions for highly secure data centers, that ultimately navigate the complexities of high-density demands.” – Robert Painter, President, Ascent.

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