Mergers and Acquisitions, CSPs

OVH Acquires Oregon Data Center, Offers Free DDoS Attack Protection


OVH, a CSP that specializes in Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), has acquired a data center facility in Hillsboro, Oregon, Three of the company's 23 global data centers are now in North America. OVH's overall data center footprint spans 11 countries and four continents.

The company did not indicate whether the Hillsboro, Oregon, deal involves a barebones real estate buildout or a full-blown data center buyout. Also, I don't believe a seller name was revealed (we're double-checking). OVH says the Oregon data center will eventually house roughly 80,000 servers in 112,500 square feet.

No doubt, OVH competes in an extremely crowded market -- especially as massive CSPs and IaaS providers like Microsoft and Amazon Web Services expand their footprints, and REITs (real estate investment trusts) buy data centers to gain economies of scale.

What Makes OVH Data Center Different?

To differentiate, OVH uses its patented green technology to run data centers while consuming "significantly less power," the company claims. Proprietary water-cooled servers save energy on cooling and also enable the company to run the processors faster, as a result of the efficient heat transfer technology, OVH asserts.

OVH also offers its data center customers protection from DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks at no additional charge. Vowing to mitigate DDoS threats is no small feat, especially as state-sponsored attacks continue to escalate.

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Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.