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What's new on 30 June

30-06-2011, 23:35
At the same time we build a "C2DN" network i.e. "Cloud Content Delivery Network." With C2DN, you may deliver the VMs instantly around the world, to migrate a VM from Paris to Dallas or Hong Kong to Madrid in minutes (powered by VMware vCloud).
This sounds quite interesting.

So we work on the project to build a datacentre in the USA / CA.
Nice. Will that just be for cloud services, or do you plan to offer servers there?
30-06-2011, 16:44

It's been a while since the "what's new" at OVH has been updated so it's now time to give some info

Go get a cup of coffee before continuing ...

The new RBX4 datacentre was put into production and almost one floor is already filled with servers in the 2011 range. That happened quite quickly and there is no problem even if it's hot as at the beginning of the week. The system regulates itself and with the pressure difference on the height of the building, use little power electric fans (which replaced the air conditioning).
It's pretty magical. Worth seeing for itself and so we try to share that experience here or there by small groups before can really open the doors of the cube.

On RBX1 we had some problems related to air conditioning of a room, room 6 (in 2006 was again used CLIMS for 30% of the heat). The origin of the problem is related to insulation against noise as we asked around the building at the end of 2010. There were two design errors. And this has been fixed.

We started work on containers ranging from Strasbourg. Preparations for this new datacentre is advancing at a good pace and in a few weeks, we will cut our network between Paris and Frankfurt to insert our datacentre into the loop. This will also allow us to connect directly to Zurich and Milan Strasbourg. It will be closer to our customers.

We are currently deploying the network in the U.S., Asia and Brazil. The goal is to be present at the peering points in Roubaix as well as Hong Kong or Chicago or Dallas or Atlanta or Miami. Why? To dispose of the traffic generated by your infrastructure in the most efficient way based on our network. At the same time we build a "C2DN" network i.e. "Cloud Content Delivery Network." With C2DN, you may deliver the VMs instantly around the world, to migrate a VM from Paris to Dallas or Hong Kong to Madrid in minutes (powered by VMware vCloud). We can also provide you with the NSC through five datacentres with 10 POPs in the U.S. and POP 3 with a datacentre in Asia. Let's not forget Brazil. We will also take capacity over the Atlantic.

In Paris we will move our Telehouse 1 router to Telehouse 2 and then all together to Th2 in a small room. The goal is to connect 100 NRA Paris and the crown of Paris on TH2 and GSW. How? We validated DWDM transport equipment between the NRA and our routers that allow us to connect with each NRA as much capacity as we need today and in the future. 2G? 4G? 10G? 20G? 80G by NRA? Yes! We can!

Also, we do not have to put intelligence into the NRA, as a router or switch. So a simple network. With intelligence on POPs where we can make both the IPv4, IPv6 and private networks between two ADSL with a central point out from behind a firewall. The DSLAMs are directly connected to our routers at the heart of Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Lille and Bordeaux. The goal is to provide xDSL service with real guarantees for bandwidth, which does not row at night and can watch TV in unicast, enabling the use of all the SaaS world.

We wish to provide the connection for our customers to use services that will be created in the months and years to come. Basically, OVH respect the neutrality of the Internet and we provide the bandwidth it takes.
It is neither very complicated nor very costly.

Cloud Computing
Apart from providing C2DN we bump on the new features like (privateCloud) and the start of pCI (public Cloud) will be available in just 10 POPs worldwide. Who says pCI said the VPS.

That said, given our experience with dedicated servers, it is thought that despite the cloud we also have a role to play in terms of resources such as raw casting SD. So we work on the project to build a datacentre in the USA / CA. We look and we think. For example, the week
Next we will visit a factory to buy in Montreal, Canada. But also an empty data center in San Antonio in Texas. Why are these places? For this low energy is cheaper than in France. We continue to think now.

We have evolved VPS service so that you can enjoy the SLA 99.99%. It's a bit more expensive but offers 50G of default and better SLA. It is thanks to technologies that are behind "99.99% SLA" VMotion, DRS etc.. Indeed, we can now move the VPS to a warm host to another and from one system
storage to another. All this without a break in service. That's what we started doing to upgrade the entire infrastructure of VPS. Unfortunately there has been a little late because one of filers that was used during the beta crashed yesterday. The fault is on our side: the infra beta did not have HA as a disk shelf. After the beta there has been too late to start migration on infra final customers who have renewed their VPS. All this because we did not generate a break in service for customers by 99.9%. We wanted to wait for 99.99% and for all ... we have waited too long. The service is again in place for all VPS, there was no loss of data, but we were very wrong on this one there and the duration of the outage. We've now upgraded the service data recovery so that if it happens on a NAS-HA put it a few minutes at most, even if the NAS-HA we have two independent SCSI channels and therefore there is always the worst one that works ...
In short, following the change offers, we're finalising the infrastructure changes to synchronise the the supply being offered.

We are in the process of unbundling of Marseille. Lyon, Bordeaux and Paris is in the pipe and everything should be finished by the end of September (I am very optimistic). We will at that time 170 NRA own through several loops and therefore completely redundant with a capacity of almost unlimited bandwidth for each NRA.
And maybe we can provide you with Netflix before anyone else! In any case our network will be open to everyone and will ensure a guaranteed bandwidth for each subscriber. Much like the dedicated servers.

After months of discussing internal and external, that's it, we know what we will offer, for which service and why. We will guide these partnerships on services such as telephony and Internet access on three levels: white label, agent, integrator. Startup is scheduled this week. You do not believe? Me neither We'll see

You start thinking that OVH has two activities. On the one hand to web hosting, domain names, telephone, email and internet access. And across data center resources that can be used through services such as dedicated server, the privateCloud, the public or Cloud VPS. When you look in the corner there, one concludes that OVH should have two websites and two supports for the objectives, customers, and services are completely different. In any case we understand why one and the same support can not be adapted to these two activities: on one hand we have customers who use wordpress and other customers who do hdparm on the disks. This is not the same job.
We continue to think that way internally.

Start USA / CA
Within a few days, we will start testing with customers USA / CA. It is likely that the starting point challenges some of the pricing strategy at OVH France and Europe. w8

All the best