Cavium - Semiconductor Solutions and Server Innovation Launches World's first ARMv8-Based Public Cloud Powered by Cavium's ThunderX® Workload Optimized Processors

Server Platforms Optimized for HPC and Hyperscale Workloads

Roubaix, France, July 13, 2015 –, the world’s third largest Internet Hosting Company announced the world’s first ARMv8 based public cloud for scalable compute and storage powered by Cavium’s (NASDAQ: CAVM) flagship 48 core 64-bit ARMv8-A ThunderX workload optimized processor. Cavium™ is a leading provider of products that enable secure and intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, wired and wireless networking. These platforms will be available to customers starting this quarter. offers a vast range of IT services for businesses and technophiles in particular. From web hosting to virtual data centers, dedicated servers and storage solutions, all of their services benefit from continuous innovation and are regularly enriched with new features. With 700,000 customers across 16 countries, 17 Data Centers, hosting a total of 200,000 servers, 18M web applications hosted, is one of the largest Internet hosting providers in the world. The ThunderX powered cloud service will be offered on RunAbove, an OVH brand that delivers public cloud on steroids combining the power of bare metal with the flexibility and high availability of the public cloud. is a leader in delivering innovative technologies to their customers. OVH is constantly looking for opportunities to reduce customer costs while improving user experience. Cavium’s ThunderX processors provide an ideal building block for RunAbove public cloud. RunAbove ThunderX customers benefit from the fine-grained control of a large number of cores, integrated standard low latency Ethernet fabric, 10/40/100 GbE networking, end-to-end virtualization enabled through virtSoC™ technology, and powerful integrated accelerators for packet processing, security, deep packet inspection and virtualization. OVH will leverage both ThunderX_CP and ThunderX_ST workload optimized processor SKUs to deliver fast and scalable compute and storage services seamlessly provisioned by OpenStack ™.

“This deployment is an example of OVH.Com’s leadership in delivering latest industry leading technologies to our customers,” said Miroslaw KLABA, VP R&D of OVH.Com. “With RunAbove ThunderX based instances, we can offer our users breakthrough performance at the lowest cost while optimizing the infrastructure for targeted compute and storage workloads delivering best in class TCO and user experience,” he added.

“Cloud service operators are looking to gain the benefits and flexibility of end to end virtualization while managing dynamically changing workloads and massive data requirements,” said Rishi Chugh, Director Marketing, Cavium Inc. “ ThunderX based RunAbove instances provide exceptional processing performance and flexibility by integrating a tremendous amount of  IO along with targeted workload accelerators for compute, security, networking and storage at the lowest cost per VM for RunAbove - into a power, space and cost-optimized form factor.”

RunAbove Cloud services powered by ThunderX will be available in early Aug 2015.

About the OVH group
The OVH group was founded in 1999. It innovates at the very heart of the web, data centers and networks, and today it is a key player in the global cloud. Through its, So you Start, RunAbove, Kimsufi and hubiC brands, the OVH group offers simple and powerful tools and solutions which put technology at the service of business and significantly improve the working practices of its 700,000 customers around the world. As always, the company remains firmly committed to respect for the individual and freedoms, and equal opportunity of access to new technologies. For OVH, "Innovation is Freedom".

the OVH group Press Contact
Sophie Lavergne

About Cavium™ 
Cavium is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing in enterprise, data center, cloud and wired and wireless service provider applications. Cavium offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software-compatible processors ranging in performance from 100Mbps to 100Gbps that enable secure, intelligent functionality in enterprise, data-center, broadband/consumer and access and service provider equipment. Cavium’s processors are supported by ecosystem partners that provide operating systems, tool support, reference designs and other services. Cavium’s principal office is in San Jose, CA with design team locations in California, Massachusetts, India and China. For more information, please visit:
Telephone: +845-728-3984

Cavium Contact:
Angel Atondo
Sr. Marketing Communications Manager,
Cavium, 2315 N. First Street,
San Jose CA 95131,
Telephone: +1 408-943-7417

ThunderX™, OCTEON®, NITROX®, LiquidIO® are registered trademarks of Cavium, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved. © Cavium, Inc. 2015.

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