OVHcloud, a leading player in the global cloud services market, is proud to unveil its latest milestone in its ongoing international growth strategy: the launch of a new data center in Cambridge, Ontario. This marks the company’s 42nd global data center and solidifies its commitment to the Canadian market with a substantial investment of CAD 145 million. Situated in one of North America’s leading innovation hotspots, the new facility is strategically positioned to offer cutting-edge cloud solutions that cater to the evolving needs of both Canadian and international businesses, prioritizing performance, resilience, and stringent data governance.

The Cambridge data center is OVHcloud’s first venture into Ontario, further broadening its North American footprint and providing improved service latency over its existing data center near Montreal and its US facility in Vint Hill, Virginia. This expansion is a testament to OVHcloud’s robust performance in the US and North American markets.

Since its Canadian debut in 2011, OVHcloud has made significant strides, boasting 250 employees and managing 90,000 servers in one of the most environmentally responsible data centers in the industry, located on Montreal’s South Shore. The new facility, nestled within the Ascent TOR1 hyperscale development, boasts a 1,000 m2 surface area with the capacity to host 10,000 servers and utilize 2MW of power. It represents OVHcloud’s technological prowess, operational excellence, and commitment to energy efficiency. The company’s unique approach includes building its own servers and scaling up its water-cooling technology, ensuring an optimal blend of cost efficiency and reduced environmental impact.

Estelle Azemard, Vice President Americas at OVHcloud, expressed her enthusiasm about the new center, highlighting its role in empowering Toronto area customers to bolster their infrastructure while maintaining autonomy over their cloud journey.

This new data center marks a major turning point in the history of OVHcloud in Canada, enabling our customers and businesses in the Toronto area to strengthen their infrastructure while retaining full control of their cloud journey, free from any form of technological or pricing lock-in. We’re also looking forward to making a difference by continuing to innovate for a sustainable digital environment” – Estelle Azemard

A new chapter for digital infrastructure in Toronto

The facility is poised to cater to the stringent demands of regulated industries, ensuring compliance with critical industry certifications. Its array of services includes high-performance dedicated servers, object storage solutions, and various networking options, promising low latency connections to the Greater Toronto Area.

Local officials and business partners have warmly welcomed OVHcloud’s expansion. Mayor Jan Liggett of Cambridge lauded OVHcloud for choosing Cambridge as their new Canadian site, highlighting the investment’s significance for the Toronto-Waterloo Region Innovation Corridor. Tony LaMantia, President & CEO of Waterloo EDC, praised OVHcloud for its innovative and secure cloud solutions, noting its potential as a valued partner in the region’s tech ecosystem.

As OVHcloud sets the stage for a new era of cloud computing in Canada, its latest investment not only advances its mission for digital sovereignty and innovation but also underscores its role as a key player in the global cloud industry.