OVHcloud, legally known as OVH Groupe SA, is a French cloud computing company that offers various web services including VPS, dedicated servers, and more. The company was founded in 1999 by Octave Klaba, with the help of three family members: Henry, Haline, and Miroslaw.

In 2004, OVH opened its first subsidiaries in Poland and Spain. The company also acquired a dilapidated industrial site in Roubaix, in the north of France, to host its head office and first data centers.

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As of January 2024 there are 485 Tor relays running on OVH servers with a combined throughput of 9Tbps.1 That’s approximately 300 full length movies every second!

By 2016, OVH owned the world’s largest data center in surface area. As of 2019, it was the largest hosting provider in Europe, and the third largest in the world based on physical servers.

In August 2023, OVHcloud was in exclusive negotiations for the acquisition of the Cologne-headquartered edge computing software company, gridscale GmbH.

As of 2021, OVH had 30 data centers in 19 countries hosting 300,000 servers. The company offers localized services such as customer service offices in many European countries, as well as in North America, Africa, and Singapore.


OVHcloud’s primary competitors in the cloud computing market include:

  • DigitalOcean
  • Vultr
  • Hostingr
  • Cloudways
  • Bluehost
  • A2 Hosting
  • Kamatera
  • Linode

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