OVHcloud has just announced it is collaborating with IBM and Atempo to develop a Storage-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering, dedicated to meet European enterprise and public institution security, sovereignty and resilience needs.

Through this partnership, the EU-based SaaS solution will be based on IBM Enterprise Tape technology and an Atempo software stack hosted and operated by OVHcloud in four new dedicated data centers that are all located in France.

“We are very pleased that the convergence of IBM, Atempo and OVHcloud expertise results in a reliable and sovereign data preservation solution. Public and private organizations will benefit from a unified and highly secure storage experience with our high-performance solutions built in a trusted cloud” said Sylvain Rouri, Chief Sales Officer at OVHcloud.

With IBM Enterprise 3592 Tape technology, OVHcloud expects that its new cloud storage offering will be cost efficient, having the potency of maintain data legibility for up to 30 years. The SaaS solution is also expected to require zero energy consumption as compared to hard disks and flash drives.

“We are honored to be selected as the core Tape technology provider by OVHcloud for their cloud storage offering. This is another proof point of the enduring value that IBM Enterprise Tape provides to organizations as they look to cost effectively and securely store ever growing amounts of critical data”, said Mike Doran, Worldwide Sales Director at IBM.

On the other hand, OVHcloud will use Atempo’s technology platform Miria, to ochestrate IBM’s Enterprise Tape technology. Also, OVHcloud plans to add in-between, the erasure coding 9+3 technology for data protection, allowing smart replication and split of user data.

“There is a deep yearning of professional organizations for a cloud of trust. At Atempo, we are excited to join forces with IBM, and OVHcloud as we pave the way for a new era, a new digital deal, which goes far beyond the borders of the European Union,” concludes Luc d’Urso, CEO of the Atempo.Wooxo Group.