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    [EN] OVH na Virginia



    Don Del Rosso
    October 6, 2016

    The world’s third largest “cloud” computer hosting company has big plans for Vint Hill near New Baltimore.

    French-based OVH will invest $47 million to establish its first U.S. data center and North American headquarters at the former Army base, which had specialized in electronic eavesdropping for about 50 years.

    The global internet giant initially will create 54 jobs, each paying an average $58,333 per year, plus benefits, according to the company and Fauquier County officials.

    As part of the deal, OVH, the county, the Commonwealth of Virginia and developer Vint Hill Village LLC will fund the installation of fiber optic cable to serve the business park at Fauquier’s eastern edge.

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced OVH’s Vint Hill plans Thursday morning in a two-page press release.

    “OVH’s decision to establish its North American headquarters in Virginia further solidifies the commonwealth’s global standing as the top player in the flourishing data center sector,” Gov. McAuliffe said. “Thanks to our critical IT infrastructure and skilled workforce, Fauquier County will be home to one of the most elite cloud providers around the globe.”

    Calling the project “a win-win,” the governor added: “OVH will invest in infrastructure enhancements to the Vint Hill business park, opening access to the development of nearly 150 acres with increased fiber, sewer, water and electrical capacity.”


    The 8.6-acre parcel includes one large and four small buildings. Photo/Fauquier GIS


    The company will buy this Vint Hill building. Photo/Lawrence Emerson

    The project represents the kind of economic development Fauquier wants

    “I think it’s a very exciting step in the right direction” for Vint Hill’s development “and Fauquier County in general,” Supervisor Chris Granger (Center District) said.

    “It looks like it could be a fantastic long-term investment for the county,” Supervisor Rick Gerhardt (Cedar Run District) said. “This is the type of stuff we like to see to expand our commercial tax base,” with minimal impact on public services.

    “OVH is a green company” that plans to use treated wastewater from the Vint Hill sewer plant to cool the planned data center, Supervisor Holder Trumbo (Scott District) said. “They are undergounding power lines. They are providing good-paying jobs that will support folks here in the way they need to be supported. What’s not to like?”

    OVH wants to primarily hire local residents, Fauquier Economic Development Director Miles Friedman said.

    “It will be a U.S. company in as many ways as possible,” Mr. Friedman said.

    OVH considered at least 40 other communities in Virginia, North Carolina and elsewhere before choosing Fauquier, according to county officials. The company eventually narrowed the list to Fauquier and Charlotte.

    “It sends a message” that the county can compete successfully with the likes of Charlotte, which has 10 data centers, Mr. Friedman said. “It shows we’re a player in the international market place.”

    County officials and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked closely for months to land OVH.

    The courtship involved four visits to Fauquier by top-level OVH officials since June and scores of meetings, emails and phone conversations.

    When Mr. Friedman learned about OVH’s interest in Fauquier, “I immediately thought of Vint Hill,” he said. “It’s the only place in Fauquier” where zoning allows data centers.

    The governor’s announcement may tell only part of the story.

    OVH’s Vint Hill investment could triple during the next five years, Mr. Friedman said.

    “For now, one building, one parcel” at Vint Hill, he said. “But, I suspect it would be more at some point. They envision pretty rapid growth in the U.S.”

    That could mean dozens of more high-salaried jobs and millions more in tax revenue for Fauquier and the state.

    To lure OVH to the county, Fauquier’s supervisors have agreed to provide at least $2 million in tax incentives and a $1 million investment toward the installation of fiber optic cable at Vint Hill.

    That $1-million investment would give Fauquier access to 25 percent of the “dark fiber” broadband capacity. “Dark fiber” refers to dedicated, private cable that could be sold or leased to other companies.

    Under the proposed “technology zone” incentive package, OVH would effectively pay no business license, machinery and tools, personal property or real estate taxes to Fauquier for three years.

    Fauquier’s supervisors will approve an incentive package on Thursday, Oct. 13.

    Since 2013, the supervisors have awarded tax incentives to four businesses: Old Bust Head Brewery LLC, Allen Wayne Ltd., Wort Hog Brewing Co. and VADATA Inc., which plans to build a $200-million data center at the Warrenton Training Center, a super-secret, federal compound on View Tree Mountain at Warrenton’s northern edge.

    For its part, the state this week approved $1.25 million from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund to help pay for infrastructure related to the project, such as fiber optic cable, electricity, water and sewer.

    Landowner Vint Hill Village LLC also will put $250,000 into the fiber optic project, according to a source.

    Vint Hill Village President Ed Moore declined to say whether his company has made such a commitment.

    OVH will contribute an undetermined sum toward that effort.

    “They don’t know how much fiber will cost,” Mr. Friedman said. “They have to bid it.”

    Fauquier’s first data center and OVH’s North American headquarters will be housed in a real estate investor Rajai Zumot’s bunker-like, single-story building at 6872 Watson Court. That 84,200-square-foot building and four smaller structures stand on the 8.6-acre parcel.

    For tax purposes, Fauquier values the property at $2.4 million. The French company probably will pay a much higher price.

    OVH hopes to complete purchase the property from Mr. Zumot’s Blue Rock LLC in November, Mr. Friedman said.

    Fauquier’s supervisors believe the project could have positive wide-ranging implications.

    For example, access to the planned fiber optic cable could figure into Fauquier’s strategy to extend high-speed internet service to rural areas, said Mr. Gerhardt, who serves as chairman of the county’s broadband advisory committee.

    The Cedar Run District supervisor has made expanded broadband service a top priority.

    Fauquier’s broadband consultant Design Nine Inc. of Blacksburg next Wednesday will unveil a plan that will include the installation of some fiber optic and up to seven new telecommunication towers across the county.

    OVH also could become an economic development magnate, Mr. Granger said.

    “It probably spells good news for other accessory type uses being attracted to the Vint Hill business park,” the Center District supervisor said.

    Mr. Friedman described OVH as “champing at the bit” to get started.

    “They’re ready to hire contractors the minute the governor’s announcement is made,” he said. “They’re going to start on a small scale. But, they want to be in operation before the end of the year.”

    “We’re starting to see” the results of the previous and current board of supervisors’ commitment to economic development, Supervisor Granger said. “We’ve had some small successes. This is really the first large-scale (private-sector project) since ramping up our economic development effort.”

    OVH announcement Press Release by Fauquier Now on Scribd

    http://www.fauquiernow.com/index.php...vint-hill-2016

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    OVH has 17 data centers worldwide but none in the U.S.













    e nenhum dos fotografados acima.

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    OVH For Dummies - Lição 1





    Duas páginas de press-release e nenhuma palavra sobre a capacidade do data center.
    Última edição por 5ms; 06-10-2016 às 23:40.

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    OVH for Dummies - Lição 2



    Nosso segredo para rodar OpenStack em produção (@pczarkowski)

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    OVH for Dummies - Lição 3

    Você leu a legenda do post #2 ?

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    OVH para Dummies - Lição 4

    Don Del Rosso (post #1):

    The global Internet giant [OVH] initially will create 54 jobs, each paying an average $58,333 per year, plus benefits, according to the company and Fauquier County officials.

    Rich Miller:

    The data center industry employed 12,533 workers in Virginia in 2014, with an average annual income of $105,942 per year. The industry “is a fast growing sector, that pays high wages, and those wages are rising at a rate that far outstrips the norm for Virginia’s economy,” ...
    http://www.webhostingtalk.com.br/for...ts-New-Heights

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    OVH For Dummies - Lição 5

    For its part, the state this week approved $1.25 million from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund to help pay for infrastructure related to the project, such as fiber optic cable, electricity, water and sewer.

    Landowner Vint Hill Village LLC also will put $250,000 into the fiber optic project, according to a source.

    OVH will contribute an undetermined sum toward that effort.

    “They don’t know how much fiber will cost,” Mr. Friedman said.

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    The Register: OVH decides to Fauquier the cloud in America

    That's Fauquier County, Virginia, chosen as its first US bit barn and HQ

    Simon Sharwood
    7 Oct 2016

    French cloud concern OVH has planted its flag in the United States, choosing Fauquier County, Virginia, as its headquarters and the site of its first data centre in the nation.

    OVH's site links straight to Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe's announcement of the deal in which he says the US$47 million project will bring 54 jobs to the town. McAuliffe says OVH will bring dark fibre to the site and is chuffed at having beaten North Carolina in the race to bring some lovely new high-tech jobs to the State.

    OVH CEO Laurent Allard's contribution to the canned statement says “Fauquier County offers a unique mix of a high-end, innovative digital infrastructure combined with a business and employee-friendly environment, along with a dedicated team that greatly facilitated our move.”

    Local outlet Fauquier Now explains “greatly facilitated” by reporting “the county, the Commonwealth of Virginia and developer Vint Hill Village LLC will fund the installation of fiber optic cable to serve the business park at Fauquier’s eastern edge” to the tune of a US$1m, plus a $2m tax holiday. The paper also tells us the data centre will inhabit “... the former Army base, which had specialized in electronic eavesdropping for about 50 years.”

    There's no word on how big OVH's bit barn will be, but Fauquier Now suggests there's room to grow at the Vint Hill Business Park if the company wants to add a second or third hall once it fills the space it has bought. The $47m figure mentioned in the governor's release doesn't suggest a colossal build, although if the exisiting building was indeed used for electronic surveillance it will likely have decent power and cooling rigs in place. Perhaps OVH can upgrade the building quite quickly and spend more on servers and other kit.

    OVH has announced a plan to build a dozen new data centres around the world. The Register is aware it is weeks away from revealing its Australian operations, among other new sites.

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/10...ud_in_america/


    A "world’s third largest cloud computer hosting company" parece que não teve a merecida repercussão na imprensa mundial de sua entrada triunfal nos EUA. Se você percebeu um certo tom de deboche do título ao último parágrafo da matéria, é má vontade sua, ou dos ingleses, com franceses ou fanfarrões.
    Última edição por 5ms; 07-10-2016 às 10:00.

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    "In 2011, Fauquier County was number eight on the U.S. Census Bureau list of highest-income counties in the United States"

    A OVH vai Fauquier essa posição (vide lição 4)


    "Fauquier County was established on May 1, 1759, from Prince William County. It is named for Francis Fauquier, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia at the time, who won the land in a poker game."

    Os magnificos franceses e suas jogadas maravilhosas

    A OVH está em casa.
    Última edição por 5ms; 07-10-2016 às 10:36.

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