OVH has joined the Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider (CCSP) program, offering customers and independent software vendors (ISVs) greater confidence from a partner ecosystem when building their next-generation IT projects using Red Hat solutions.
As a Red Hat CCSP, OVH can use Red Hat technologies within its datacentres and offer its customers access to more robust, flexible and open solutions for their infrastructure projects, including hybrid and containerized architecture.
OVH is a French enterprise providing IT services to more than one million clients globally via its 18 data centres located in Europe and Canada. Its commercial activities have helped it to become a leading hosting provider both in Europe and globally.
The certification means that Red Hat solutions will be available across data centres operated by OVH globally, supplemented by top-range technical support. As a result of the certification, OVH intends to target large businesses, for which long-term support and a strong commitment to the associated services are important considerations at the time of choosing a supplier. This agreement will additionally enable OVH to develop new types of offerings, including solutions based on bare metal, while simultaneously providing integration with Red Hat technologies – an important consideration for a number of clients.
Renaud Zalmanski, vice president: sales at OVH, says: “This agreement paves the way to the development of more offerings involving other partners in the Red Hat ecosystem. Over time, OVH is looking to develop Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions working alongside other Red Hat certified members.”
Mike Ferris, vice president: business development at Red Hat, comments: “We are excited to work with OVH as a Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider and part of the Red Hat partner ecosystem. We are committed to offering customers and developers broad choice in the cloud, and key to that vision is building a strong ecosystem of partners that can enable users to build and deploy the best applications possible. We look forward to continued collaboration with OVH as they utilize their cloud offerings with Red Hat.”