About

OVH Labs - The Birthplace of Innovation

OVH Labs is OVH’s innovation hub, complementing and drawing upon our rich heritage of innovation. From Public Cloud instances to servers with high-speed NVMe disks, our innovation zone is where you get the chance to test our forward-thinking technologies before they eventually graduate to OVH.

But innovation is not born out of thin air. Our research and development teams work hard every day to analyse two significant sources of insight which drive OVH’s own brand of innovation.

 

Feedback from the Tech Community

Programmers, developers and techies bring more than just code to an organisation. OVH Labs aims to support innovative projects and ideas by providing developers with powerful servers and solid cloud resources to test prototypes and projects. We rely on your feedback to perfect our technology and ensure that we are providing the tech that you need to focus on your work.

Our 1 million customers worldwide also provide a rich source of research problems and inspiration for new labs projects, tailored to their needs.

 

Latest Tech Trends

With over 60 international technical partners and involvement in several open-source organisations, OVH Labs always has its ear to the ground on new trends and bleeding-edge technology. For example, OVH is a major partner and infrastructure donor for the open-source OpenStack project. The teams put any technology through its paces through benchmarking and extreme use cases.

 

How do we foster innovation?

We understand that we need to provide you with the best possible environment to encourage innovation, and OVH Labs is committed to delivering the following: 

  • Top performance platforms (I/O, network, scalability, hardware and datacenters)
  • Pragmatic solutions that cover all your needs and which can be linked together, from infrastructure to managed services
  • Transparency (open, standard solutions that are well explained)
  • Simple solutions (easy to use, easy to deploy, easy to develop, easy to scale-up)

Project Statuses Explained

The status of each OVH Labs project allows you to see at a glance what stage a product has reached in its development – from the initial concept, all the way through to its official OVH launch day:

Status

Product stability

Maturity of the business model

Will support/SLAs be offered?

Alpha

The product is still in its nascent stages, and is available for you to try out at no additional cost. Your input at this stage will help determine whether we should develop it into a true OVH offering.

N/A

No

Beta

The product has moved on to the prototyping stage, and testing is taking place to ensure its stability. For a small additional cost, you can act as one of our beta testers, as we develop a robust infrastructure for the product.

Low

No

Gamma

At this stage, the technology is stable, and so our emphasis shifts towards developing an effective pricing model and establishing its place in the market.

In development

No

Live on OVH.com!

The product has completed its journey through OVH Labs and is now available for purchase on ovh.com.

Mature

Yes*

*The specific nature of any SLAs, and the level of support offered, will depend on both the product and the contract involved.

 

 

Explore our labs now and don't forget to give us your feedback!