OVHcloud opens third data center in Sydney backed by proprietary water cooling technology

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European cloud services provider OVHcloud has launched its third data center in Sydney, featuring cutting-edge water cooling technology to support the rising need for high-performance cloud solutions. This marks OVHcloud’s most sustainable data center in Australia, following recent expansions in India and Singapore over the past 14 months. The Sydney facility is part of a broader network of six data centers across the Asia Pacific region, offering secure, sovereign cloud services tailored for businesses expanding in this dynamic market.

By deploying its innovative water cooling technology alongside optimized cloud infrastructure designed for critical workloads, OVHcloud’s new data center is poised to efficiently address the increasing demand for high compute cloud solutions driven by the rapid adoption of emerging technologies. The facility offers OVHcloud’s Scale dedicated servers, featuring the latest AMD and Intel processors introduced for the first time in Australia. This will enhance compute power and accessibility to innovation and high performance.

“The increased popularity of emerging technologies such as 5G, edge computing and generative AI has triggered an influx of demand for high computing performance, but many organizations are struggling to balance this need whilst keeping carbon footprints top of mind,” said Michel Paulin, Chief Executive Officer, OVHcloud. “As a pioneer in water cooling technology for more than 20 years, we are confident in our ability to assist organizations in powering their businesses, and their ESG goals as well.”

The data center incorporates an integrated water cooling system within vertical racks to facilitate server-level cooling, replacing traditional air conditioning in server rooms and significantly reducing costs and environmental impact. This design ensures precise and efficient cooling, with each OVHcloud server requiring only a single glass of water due to the closed-loop circulation of cooled water.

OVHcloud’s sustainability efforts are reflected in impressive metrics, including a Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) as low as 1.29 and Water Usage Effectiveness (WUE) of 0.30 liters per kilowatt-hour (kWh), well below industry averages. By manufacturing its own racks and servers, OVHcloud has achieved a Carbon Usage Effectiveness (CUE) of 0.18.

OVHcloud operates globally, with over 450,000 servers across 43 data centers spanning four continents, serving 1.6 million customers in more than 140 countries. Its recent endeavors include the launch of a 3-AZ Region in Paris last month, designed to enhance resilience and minimize latency for critical cloud projects.

These groundbreaking initiatives come amid a transformative period driven by exponential growth in digital technologies. According to analysts at Allied Market Research, the global cloud services market, valued at $551.8 billion in 2021, is projected to reach $2.5 trillion by 2031 with the Asia-Pacific region expected to see the fastest growth in the market, reflecting an unprecedented growth trajectory propelled by evolving consumer demands and technological advancements.

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