OVHcloud expands data centre capacity in Singapore, Sydney

OVHcloud is expanding their operations in the Asia-Pacific region, including the doubling of capacity for its Singapore data centre and a second data centre in Sydney, Australia.

Both projects are at the heels of OVHcloud’s deployment of a new Point of Presence infrastructure in Mumbai, India earlier this year.

Further investment in Singapore includes the opening of a new office and continuing its recruitment drive to strengthen the local team. The Singapore data centre will see an increase in capacity and occupy another floor in addition to their current one. 

With the new data centre in Sydney, the APAC region now accounts for three out of 32 data centres in OVHcloud’s global network. 

“The initiatives we have announced are a significant step forward to create new value in the Singapore market and are also in line with OVHcloud’s global strategy of becoming a leading cloud provider,” said Michel Paulin, CEO of OVHcloud. 

“We are confident that our unique European offering of allowing customers to retain control over their data through our open, reversible cloud will be key in taking advantage of the many opportunities the region has to offer,” said Paulin.

As part of its expansion plans in the region, the cloud provider has been boosting its employee growth within the local team. Since OVHcloud set up its APAC regional headquarters in Singapore in late 2019, the local team has increased four-fold from just a small initial team. 

The new Singapore office, opened in November 2020 and located at Paya Lebar Quarter, now houses the sales, digital marketing, product, communications and supply chain teams. 

To keep up with its growth, OVHcloud will continue to hire across the region over the year and currently has openings in Singapore, Australia and India. 

“We have seen tremendous business growth in Singapore and we foresee this trajectory to grow even stronger in 2021,” said Lionel Legros, OVHcloud general manager in APAC.

Following the expansion, OVHcloud will be launching a series of new solutions that include advance dedicated servers, game dedicated servers, managed Kubernetes service, and OVHcloud Connect,  a high-performance hybrid connection solution offering global coverage through points of presence from both OVHcloud and its partners including Equinix and Megaport.