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OVHcloud will open a local cloud environment in Belgium and Spain. Expansion to other European regions will follow. According to the French cloud computing specialist, this offers an advantage in flexibly scaling computing capacity and reduces latency.

OVHcloud is starting to offer Local Zones. The first zones are opening in Brussels and Madrid. There are further plans for rapid expansion. By 2026, the company aims to have already expanded the offering to 150 locations. Some places in Europe where the expansion will definitely occur are Prague, Marseille, Milan, Amsterdam and Zurich. Local Zones should additionally come to the US.

Lower latency

For users of a Local Zone, the biggest benefits are lower latency and flexibility in scaling hardware. The lower latency is achieved because data is stored close to the user and thus locally.

In terms of security, OVHcloud states that the Brussels cloud zone is certified to ISO/IEC 27001 for information security. The security of the cloud environment is guaranteed according to ISO/IEC 27012 and ISO 27018 security standards.

Seven cloud regions in Europe

OVHcloud’s cloud regions within Europe are less dense. A region contains one or more data centres. The company has four cloud regions in France, 1 in Germany, 1 in Poland and 1 in the UK.

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