France Company OVH acquires VMware’s vCloud Air

France-based Cloud Computing company OVH has made it official that it is acquiring VMware’s vCloud Air business. The deal which was announced early this April has taken a shape in this month and is expected to be complete by July 2017.

And as per the details available to the media, the acquisition deal includes the data center, customer operations, customers and support team of vCloud Air which will be powered by OVH from now on. The web hosting and computing giant will, however, continue to partner with VMware on the go-to-market basis.

OVH has already been a customer of VMware from 2007 and has more than 200,000 Virtual machines running vSphere Private Cloud. Now, its latest purchase of vCloud Air will offer the customers a seamless transition to OVH all through a high touch customer support and increased access to OVH’s global network and modern, highly automated green data centers.

Note 1- OVH is a privately held company which is in the web hosting business from past 18 years. The company has more than 20 data centers operating around the world and is said to be a home to over 18 million websites and 3,900,000 domain names.

Note 2- VMware Inc, is a subsidiary of Dell Technologies and provides cloud and virtualization software and services to companies across the world. It is also the first company to successfully virtualize the x86 architecture on a commercial note.

Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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