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OVH Completes Acquisition of VMware's vCloud Air Business
OVH, a global hyper-scale cloud provider, has completed its previously announced acquisition of vCloud Air, VMware's former cloud offering based on the software-driven data center. VMware vCloud Air is designed specifically to meet enterprise needs and deliver a secure, hybrid cloud experience. Since its inception, vCloud Air has serviced industry-leading customers as they embrace an on-premise and externally-hosted hybrid cloud environment. 

With the completion of the transaction, OVH has acquired vCloud Air's business from VMware, including data center and customer operations, customers and an enterprise-ready support team. OVH will continue operations of the acquired service as "vCloud Air Powered by OVH," and will leverage VMware's hybrid cloud technology. In addition, OVH will continue to partner with VMware on go-to-market and customer support around the three proven vCloud Air use cases: data center extension, data center consolidation, and data center recovery.

"vCloud Air customers can expect a seamless transition to OVH with high-touch customer support and increased access to OVH's global network and modern, highly-automated green data centers," said Russell P. Reeder, President and CEO of OVH US. "OVH is proud to welcome the sales, support, account management, and infrastructure operations teams from vCloud Air to the OVH family. We're inspired by the ongoing conversations we've had with vCloud Air customers across the globe and look forward to delivering valuable innovation to solve their rapidly evolving business needs."

Through this acquisition, vCloud Air customers will benefit from greater choice between their existing vCloud Air data centers, as well as OVH's own high-performance and cost-efficient data centers. Customers will also have an enhanced product selection through the integration of vCloud Air Services into OVH's private cloud product suite and full line of public cloud services and dedicated servers. VMware's support and sales organization, the team that vCloud Air customers trust today, will continue to service their hybrid cloud needs. OVH's network of global data centers, innovative IaaS technology, and high-touch customer support -- combined with vCloud Air's enterprise-ready services -- will provide customers hyper-scale cloud economics with superior customer support.

OVH is one of the largest cloud service providers in the world with more than one million customers and 260,000 servers deployed. A long-time VMware vCloud Air Network partner with more than 200,000 VMs from thousands of customers running VMware vSphere Private Cloud, OVH has repeatedly been recognized as VMware's "Service Provider of the Year."

Completion of the European component of the transaction is still anticipated to close prior to July 2017.

Published Tuesday, May 09, 2017 7:05 AM by David Marshall
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