Press Release

OVHcloud is collaborating with IBM and Atempo to develop a Storage-as-a-Service to meet European enterprise and public institution security, sovereignty and resilience needs for the preservation of sensitive data. The solution will be based on IBM enterprise Tape technology and an Atempo software stack hosted and operated by OVHcloud in new data centres in French territory.

With the exponential growth of data produced by the Cloud, data storage optimisation has become essential, both because of costs and compliance risks. As organisations look for ways to store, manage and leverage value for this ever-increasing amount of data, Tape will play a strategic role in addressing storage infrastructure challenges.

Tape solutions offer the lowest cost per terabyte of storage available today; the technology provides the security, scalability and durability to safely store critical inactive and cold data over the long term. When stored properly, data on Tape today will still be legible in 30 years time. Put simply, storing data on Tape costs mere pennies per terabyte and when not in use, requires zero energy consumption unlike hard disks and flash drives.

Tape meets Hybrid Cloud for a scalable, secure and affordable data strategy
OVHcloud will launch a cloud storage offering aimed at both public and private European organisations, which will guarantee total security and resilience for the long-term preservation of their sensitive data. This long-term storage solution is based on the IBM Enterprise 3592 Enterprise Tape technology and orchestrated by Atempo’s technology platform, Miria; a leading virtual tape library management solution. Also OVHcloud will innovate through the addition of erasure coding 9+3 technology for data protection, allowing smart replication and split of user data.

To address the concerns of European professionals around data localisation, the solution will be hosted and operated by OVHcloud in four new dedicated facilities, all located in France and each separated by several hundred kilometres. Security is a key priority for OVHcloud, which recently obtained the ANSSI Security Visa for the SecNumCloud that qualifies its Hosted Private Cloud solution and demonstrates the highest level of IT security, in line with recommendations from the French National Agency for Information System Security, for hosting sensitive and strategic data.
The combined expertise of IBM, Atempo and OVHcloud provides users with a unique solution that meets the regulatory requirements for data conservation, will be S3 compatible, feature rich and competitively priced for an unmatched price/performance ratio.

“We are very pleased that the convergence of IBM, Atempo and OVHcloud expertise results in a reliable and sovereign data preservation solution” declares Sylvain Rouri, Chief Sales Officer at OVHcloud. “Public and private organisations will benefit from a unified and highly secure storage experience with our high-performance solutions built in a trusted cloud.”

“We are honoured to be selected as the core Tape technology provider by OVHcloud for their cloud storage offering,” says Mike Doran, Worldwide Sales Director at IBM. “This is another proof point for the enduring value that IBM Enterprise Tape provides to organisations as they look to cost effectively and securely store ever growing amounts of critical data”.

“There is a deep yearning of professional organisations for a trusted cloud. At Atempo, we are excited to join forces with IBM, and OVHcloud as we pave the way for a new era, a new digital deal, which goes far beyond the borders of the European Union,” concludes Luc d’Urso, CEO of the Atempo-Wooxo Group.