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OVH Datacentres - Some facts


macole111
07-09-2013, 12:18
I think they do pay corporation tax on UK profits, unless only OVH SAS in France makes any profit. But then the French are worse for labour laws etc than us.

-macole111

LawsHosting
07-09-2013, 10:54
They pay tax anyway for trading in the UK, different type maybe, but still get taxed - unless they're doing a Google, Starbucks, et all.

Gomjaba
07-09-2013, 08:55
Quote Originally Posted by JakeMS
Because of England's ridiculous tax I would assume. I mean have you seen the tax in England?

You are taxed on nearly everything from having a pee to buying a tv .
Plus they wouldn't get away with their attitude, promises and level of support.

Tz-OVH
06-09-2013, 20:50
They must get tax advantages from the government from continuing to build in France too, plus all that peering benefits as a result of having such a large user base.

macole111
06-09-2013, 19:25
It's power not tax, and also land.

I bet the French culture has something to do with it, also tbh there is no difference from anywhere with cheap land in the UK to London than from the north of France. So you build there on cheaper land and with cheap AC.

-macole111

LawsHosting
06-09-2013, 19:14
Other companies seem to manage...

JakeMS
06-09-2013, 16:19
Quote Originally Posted by LawsHosting
There's must be a reason why a DC isn't over here in England. Too expensive maybe?
Because of England's ridiculous tax I would assume. I mean have you seen the tax in England?

You are taxed on nearly everything from having a pee to buying a tv .

ctype_alnum
06-09-2013, 14:25
Quote Originally Posted by LawsHosting
There's must be a reason why a DC isn't over here in England. Too expensive maybe?
French company primarily based in france and DC in canada as a large majority speak french maybe?

Mark1978
06-09-2013, 13:43
Quote Originally Posted by LawsHosting
There's must be a reason why a DC isn't over here in England. Too expensive maybe?
I believe it's much to do with power. Lots of nuclear power in France and hydro in Canada.

LawsHosting
06-09-2013, 13:25
There's must be a reason why a DC isn't over here in England. Too expensive maybe?

Tz-OVH
06-09-2013, 12:12
Nice infographic!

rickyday
06-09-2013, 11:57
Quote Originally Posted by Vmlweb
Nice to see all this info in one place
Never knew they had space for 1 million servers, that's crazy.
Yes that's what I thought.

I am just wondering how up to date it is, what with the barrage of orders that OVH have received recently!

Vmlweb
06-09-2013, 10:56
Nice to see all this info in one place
Never knew they had space for 1 million servers, that's crazy.

rickyday
06-09-2013, 10:38
OVH owns 1 in Canada and 11 Datacentres in Europe - Potential for over 1 Million servers!!

Montreal - (BHS-1)(BHS-2 in progress)(BHS-3 in progress)
Total capacity - 360,000 servers

Paris - (DC1)(P19)(GSW)
Total capacity - 18,500 servers

Roubaix - (RB-1)(RBX-2)(RBX-3)(RBX-4)(RBX-5)(RBX-6 in progress)
Total capacity - 136,000 servers

Strasbourg - (SBG-1)(SBG-2 in progress)(SBG-3 in progress)(SBG-4)
Total capacity - 140,000 servers

Gravelines - (GRA-1)(GRA-2 in progress)
Total capacity - 400,000 servers

150,000 servers are hosted by OVH - If all these servers were piled up, they would reach 21,500 feet high 17.2 times the size of the Empire State Building or 11 American Football fields.

1,09 the best PUE at RBX-4
The PUE is a marker of energetic effectiveness.
A PUE of 1,09 signifies that 109 watts are necessary to power a server that uses 100 watts.

I found the capacity statistics pretty interesting, especially as I was wondering about capacity at European datacentres yesterday, escpecially GRA and this has answered my questions.

How long till OVH reach 1 Million servers hosted then? 1,2,3,4 or 5 years?



The capacity at GRA is particularly impressive 400k!