Cloud infrastructure firm OVH launches accelerator for Indian start-ups

Our Bureau Bengaluru | Updated on November 21, 2018 Published on November 21, 2018

Alain Fiocco, EVP & CTO, OVH   -  SOMASHEKAR G R N



Five months after setting up India operations, cloud infrastructure firm OVH, announced the launch of Digital Launch Pad (DLP), an accelerator for Indian start-ups.

Under the DLP programme, the firm will offer up to €100,000 to start-ups from innovation to market stage, to deploy solutions built on OVH infrastructure along with training and expertise. OVH’s global DLP programme which was launched in 2015, has supported 1,500 start-ups in 120 countries.

Cloud services market

“In the last two years, the public cloud services market in India has seen phenomenal growth, reaching $1.8 billion in 2017, and is expected to reach $4.1 billion by 2020. With its size and scale, India is well placed to take advantage of the data revolution and we want to draw on our international expertise to help Indian businesses to develop new ideas through a smart cloud, help them through the product development and go-to-market stages and grow along with them as their business grows” said Alain Fiocco, EVP & Chief Technology Officer, OVH.

Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Roubaix, France, OVH maintains 28 data centres in 12 locations across four continents. The firm deploys its own global fibre optic network and manages the entire supply chain for web hosting.

DLP Programme

“The DLP programme offers upto €1,000 of free credits for use of our infrastructure to start-ups at the ideation stage, two hours of consultation with our solutions architects, online training content and OVH Academy and the opportunity to attend our events. When they are ready with the prototype at the build stage, we give them up to €10,000 of free credits for use of our infrastructure, six hours of consultation with our solutions architects, online premium training content and OVH Academy and VIP invitations to our events” said Sudheesh C Sudhakaran, R&D and Managing Director, OVH India.

When the solution is ready to be sold to customers at the market stage, we provide upto €100,000 for use of our infrastructure, customised training programmes online or on site with technical and sales support by phone or on the website and VIP invitations to our workshops/events and access to customer case studies, he said.

Last year OVH acquired Vmware vCloud Air and kick started its operations in the US. In India, the firm has integrated vCloud Air employees into the OVH organisation, increasing the size, expertise and experience of its local team.

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Published on November 21, 2018
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