So You Start servers are hosted in the OVH data centres
in Beauharnois (BHS) in Canada, and Roubaix (RBX), Gravelines (GRA) and Strasbourg (SBG) in France.


BHS data centre


Capacity - 360,000 servers.

Electrical redundancy -
3 separate power supplies, latest generation hardware
+ generators with 48hrs autonomy.

Network and fibres -
Data centre linked to 2 separate power supplies and equipped with 2 network rooms.
At the heart of the 13 North American points of presence on the OVH network.
Site equipped with a 160 Gbps anti-DDoS infrastructure.

Building and rooms -
Designed to promote ventilation
Low PUE: 1.09
Server water cooling system

GRA data centre



Capacity - 400,000 servers.

Electrical redundancy -
2 separate power supplies
+ generators with 48hrs autonomy.

Network and fibres -
Data centre linked to 2 separate power supplies and equipped with 2 network rooms.
At the heart of the 15 OVH points of presence.
Equipped with 2 Cisco ASR 9922s, which can manage the flow of 400,000 servers.

Building and rooms -
Designed to promote ventilation
Low PUE: 1.09
Server water cooling system


RBX data centre


Capacity - 136,000 servers.

Electrical redundancy -
Each data centre has 2 separate 2 separate power supplies
+ generators with 48hrs autonomy.

Network and fibres -
Each data centre has 2 separate network connections
At the heart of the 15 OVH points of presence.
Site equipped with a 160 Gbps anti-DDoS infrastructure.

Building and rooms -
Designed to promote ventilation
Low PUE: 1.1 in RBX4 (the lowest)
Server water cooling system

SBG data centre



Capacity - 30,000 servers.

Electrical redundancy -
Each data centre has 2 separate 2 separate power supplies
+ generators with 48hrs autonomy.

Network and fibres -
Each data centre has 2 separate network connections
At the heart of the 15 OVH points of presence.
Site equipped with a 160 Gbps anti-DDoS infrastructure.

Building and rooms -
Designed to promote ventilation
Low PUE: 1.1 in SBG1
Server water cooling system



The expertise of OVH

OVH has been designing and building its own datacentres since 2003. Over 150,000 servers are hosted in 20 datacentres across 5 different international locations (1 in Canada, 4 in Europe).



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Simplified procedures

These days, a data centre is much more than simply a white room with cable trays and air conditioning. An efficient data centre is a sophisticated structure that meets specific requirements; it must facilitate server installation and maintenance, while optimizing energy efficiency.




No suspended ceilings

At the OVH data centres, you won't find any of the suspended ceilings usually used to transport cables and air conditioning. The cable trays are located above the servers and can be accessed directly. What's more, the cube-shaped design of the data centre allows fresh air to reach the front of the servers directly, without any loss of cooling system flow.

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No closed racks

The casings of our servers have been specially designed to optimize all installation and maintenance operations. All cabling and connection points are located on one side and all servers slide open, providing easy access to the components.

What's more, the servers are fitted in chassis which can hold up to 36 servers, so adding new machines simply means joining these chassis together, which keeps installation time down to a minimum.

OVH thus has the capacity to manufacture and install over 300 physical servers a day, coming from our in-house assembly lines in France and Canada. It's the secret to delivering servers within minutes!





Security above all

OVH datacenters are strictly for its own usage. The servers can be physically accessed only by authorized employees. Our datacenters are protected 24/7 by a security badge control system, video surveillance and on site security personnel. The rooms are also equipped with smoke detection systems. Our technical teams are constantly on site and ready to intervene the minute a fault is detected on a server.

data center security