In May 2017, OVH Group, a global hyper-scale cloud provider, acquired the vCloud Air business from VMware.
VMware has evolved its business strategy to focus on providing hybrid and cross-cloud software and services. Given this evolution, VMware is transitioning vCloud Air U.S. and European data centers, customer operations, and customer success teams to OVH. After the close of the acquisition, OVH will operate the service as vCloud Air Powered by OVH, will continue to leverage VMware’s hybrid cloud technology, and will closely partner with VMware on go-to-market and customer support around the three proven vCloud Air use cases: data center extension, data center consolidation, and data center recovery.
OVH is one of the largest cloud service providers in the world with more than one million customers and 260,000 servers deployed. OVH has been a long-time VMware vCloud® Air Network™ partner with more than 200,000 VMs from thousands of customers running VMware vSphere® Private Cloud. Both companies collaborated to bring Software-defined Data Center (SDDC) as a Service to market in 2016. vCloud Air customers will benefit from greater choice as they select from OVH’s global data centers across four continents and experience faster performance and workload mobility through the company’s thousands of miles of dark fiber and 32 points of presence worldwide.