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|Industry||Cloud computing, Hosting|
|Products||VPS, Hosting, Web hosting, DSL|
|Revenue||320 million EUR (2016)|
OVH is a French cloud computing company that offers VPS, dedicated servers and other web services. The company was founded in 1999 by the Polish born Klaba family, and is headquartered in Roubaix, France. OVH is incorporated as a simplified joint-stock company under French law.
The company has 20 datacenters housing around 260,000 machines, which are home to 18 million websites and 3,900,000 domain names. The company offers localized services (such as customer service offices) in many European countries, as well as in North America and Africa.
OVH was founded in 1999 by Octave Klaba, with the help of three family members (Henry, Haline, and Miroslaw). In October 2016, it was reported that OVH raised $250 million in order to raise further international expansion. This funding round valued OVH at over $1 billion. In the fiscal year of 2016, OVH reportedly had EUR320 million in revenue.
In December 2010, Gizmodo revealed that WikiLeaks selected OVH as its new hosting provider, following Amazon's refusal to host it. On December 3, the growing controversy prompted Eric Besson, France's Industry Minister, to inquire about legal ways to prohibit this hosting in France. The attempt failed. On December 6, 2010, a judge ruled that there was no need for OVH to cease hosting WikiLeaks. The case was rejected on the grounds that such a case required an adversarial hearing.
Within days, they had registered the URL and set up an SSLprotected site and a Tor Hidden Service in an OVH data center in the French city of Roubaix, the same one that briefly housed WikiLeaks' publications until they migrated to Sweden.
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