The OVH data center in Gravelines, France (Photo: OVH)

OVH to Build Cloud Data Center in Oregon

OVH is planning to build a cloud data center in Hillsboro, Oregon, which will be its third site in North America.

The Roubaix-based cloud service provider is in the midst of a global expansion push, building data centers in London, Frankfurt, and Northern Virginia, following site launches in Australia, Singapore, and Poland. It is expecting to invest €1.5 billion in the five-year expansion project, at whose end it plans to have data centers in 11 countries.

OVH founder and CTO, Octave Klaba, announced the future cloud data center in Hillsboro on Twitter Tuesday. It will be designed to support 80,000 servers, OVH spokesman, Guillaume Gilbert, told DCK via email.

The company is not disclosing whether it will be building the data center on its own or leasing space from a data center provider there. Providers with sites in Hillsboro include Infomart data Centers, ViaWest, T5 Data Centers, and Digital Realty Trust.

OVH currently operates a data center outside of Montreal. It announced construction of its first US cloud data center, in Vint Hill, Virginia, in October 2016.

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