OVH is acquiring VMware’s vCloud Air business. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. The transaction is expected to close in calendar Q2 2017.
vCloud Air is VMware's cloud offering based on the software-driven data center and is designed specifically to meet enterprise needs delivering a secure, hybrid cloud experience.
VMware is transitioning vCloud Air U.S. and European data centers, customer operations, and customer success teams to OVH. After the close of the acquisition, OVH will operate the service as vCloud Air Powered by OVH, will continue to leverage VMware's hybrid cloud technology, and will closely partner with VMware on go-to-market and customer support around the three vCloud Air use cases: data center extension, data center consolidation, and data center recovery.
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 was recognized as "Service Provider of the Year" by VMware 2011-2014 and in 2016. Both companies collaborated to bring software-defined data center (SDDC) as a service to market in 2016.
OVH says vCloud Air customers will further benefit from greater choice as they select from OVH's global data centers across four continents and experience faster performance and workload mobility through the company's thousands of miles of dark fiber and 32 points of presence worldwide.
OVH recently announced its U.S.-based business, adding two new data centers to its global network of high performance and water cooling green technology.
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