OVHcloud, a leading European cloud computing provider, has announced the launch of its first Local Zone in Africa, situated in Morocco. This initiative marks a significant step in OVHcloud's expansion strategy across the continent.

Partnership with Maroc Datacenter

OVHcloud has partnered with Maroc Datacenter, a specialist in the construction and operation of data centers in Morocco. This collaboration aims to tailor OVHcloud’s offerings to meet the specific needs of the Moroccan market.

Empowering Morocco's Digital Ecosystem

“The launch of a Local Zone in Morocco will contribute to empowering Morocco’s digital ecosystem by offering innovative cloud platforms and providing public and private organizations with cloud services that guarantee data sovereignty and low latency,” stated Abderrahmane Mounir, Chairman of Maroc Datacenter.

Enhancing Digital Transformation

Caroline Comet-Fraigneau, Vice-President for France, Benelux, Africa, and the Middle East at OVHcloud, highlighted the importance of the new Local Zone: “Companies and institutions will be able to rely on more secure, faster, and more efficient services, facilitating the digital transformation of the Moroccan ecosystem. Known as one of the main technology hubs in Africa, Morocco is a strategic market for us, with specific needs and high requirements, particularly in terms of data sovereignty.”

Operational Timeline

Operations in the new Local Zone are scheduled to begin in Rabat in the coming months, providing Moroccan customers with new opportunities to access OVHcloud’s Public Cloud services with reduced latency and local data hosting.

Global Expansion Plans

As part of its global growth strategy in the cloud market, OVHcloud aims to open up to 150 Local Zones by 2026. In addition to the Local Zones already established in Brussels, Madrid, Marseille, Prague, Amsterdam, Zurich, and Dallas, OVHcloud plans to launch new Local Zones in South Africa, Kenya, and Tunisia by 2025.

Commitment to Data Sovereignty

The new Local Zone in Rabat confirms OVHcloud’s ambition to extend its offerings to organizations operating in Africa, emphasizing data sovereignty and low latency as key benefits for its customers.