Headquartered in Austin, Texas, EXTEN has been in the business of developing NVMe Over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) storage software since 2012, providing disaggregated storage platform that replaces local NVMe drives with shared pools of capacity that supports availability deployments for critical workloads, such as databases, video processing and data analytics.
With the acquisition of EXTEN’s technology and its team, OVHcloud seeks to meet the increasing demand for performance focused workloads and offer its clients a performance per price block storage solution in the industry.
Two months ago, OVHcloud also announced its acquisition of OpenIO, a French company that specialized in Object Storage. This deal brought OpenIO’s new generation design of S3-compatible Object Storage solutions to OVHcloud, which will be combined with its cloud infrastructure for Big Data and High Performance Computing workloads. With plans to design a very large-scale object storage offering, the alliance is expected to further empower OVHcloud to meet the technological challenges of both large companies and startups.
The CEO of OVHcloud, Michel Paulin, speaking concerning the acquisition of OpenIO said, “With the global volume of data doubling every 18 months, we are aware that storage issues are at the heart of the concerns of our 1.5 million customers .With the acquisition of OpenIO, we aim to create a highly scalable offering, benefiting from the best infrastructure and one of the most attractive prices in the market.”
As announced, EXTEN’s entire workforce will be integrated with OVHcloud’s existing team in the United States and in the rest of the world. However, OVHcloud is headquartered in France as a European cloud provider, operating from about 30 data centers across 12 sites on 4 continents, and boasts of about 1.5 million customers in more than 130 countries.