QUÉBEC CITY, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - April 21, 2015) - OVH, European Digital as a Service leader, continues its development with a 32.9 million dollar investment, which will allow for the creation of 150 jobs in Quebec and the opening of its first North American research and development center in Quebec City. This new center specializing in user experience, will hire 50 highly skilled employees, which will allow OVH to better serve its customers around the world.

Recognized for its technological dynamism, Quebec City will become the home to a new subsidiary dedicated to cloud innovations, connected objects and new media. The project, carried out with the support of Québec International, will be supported by financial contributions from Investissement Québec and Quebec City for $400,000. These contributions will assist in the creation of 50 high level jobs in the epicenter of Quebec's ICT sector and contribute to the development of the company's premises.

"It is with great pleasure that we reinforce OVH's position in Quebec," indicated Mr. Henryk Klaba, deputy CEO and cofounder of OVH, who was present for the announcement. "This new expansion will highlight Quebec's expertise and propel the innovation of our products and services to the benefit of all our international clients."

If the recruitement of highly qualified collaborators will be the first major step, OVH also wishes to encourage networking within Québec's startup community to advance projects in co-development, unite ideas and develop new services to support the growth of its customers around the world.

OVH.com expanding

Two years after putting online its first North American datacenter, with a capacity to house 360,000 servers, in Beauharnois on Montreal's South Shore, OVH is increasing its activity. In addition to the R&D center in Quebec, OVH will create an opening for 100 new skilled jobs in business development, system administration and technical support, the majority of which will be located at the OVH North American headquarters in Montreal. The expansion will enable it to reach 240 employees by 2018 across the three regions in which it conducts business: Quebec, Montreal and Beauharnois.

Echoing this expansion, OVH will triple the surface area of its Montreal offices by the end of the first quarter of 2015. The new premises will include collaborative spaces for training and accompanying startups in order to create a gathering place for Montreal's ICT community.

On December 9, OVH announced a record fundraising of 327 million dollars targeted at intensifying the deployment of its activities. The exponential growth of OVH since its inception in 1999 has indeed convinced banks to accompany OVH in its new phase of expansion.

About the OVH Group

A leader of "digital services on demand", OVH specializes in the cloud and internet infrastructure, OVH.com offers innovative products and services based on three universes: Web, Dedicated and Cloud. With 200,000 servers hosted in 17 datacenters around the world, the company has established itself as a partner for hundreds of thousands of professionals worldwide. OVH owes its success to a development model based on innovation and complete control of the supply chain, from server production and the maintaining of their own infrastructure, to customer assistance. For each service and solution proposed, OVH is able to ensure stable and reliable offers to its customers at the best quality to price ratio.

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