French Tech label in Montreal: OVH is delighted about its contribution to the city's international reach

Montreal, January 29, 2016

French Tech label in Montreal: OVH is delighted about its contribution to the city's international reach

OVH responded enthusiastically when the French government awarded the French Tech label to the city of Montreal earlier today. This announcement is part of the “French Tech Hub” program launched a year ago, which promotes the vitality of the Francophile Tech ecosystem abroad. Montreal’s labelling comes after New York, San Francisco, Tokyo and Israel. It was also made official for 6 new hubs.*

“More than 20,000 people are employed by about 300 French companies in Montreal and we are proud to see that the French government is recognizing this community’s contribution to the technological, economic and cultural strength of Montreal,” pointed out Cedric Combey, Vice President of Sales for OVH Canada. He received the label presented by France’s Minister of Economy, Finances and Industry, Emmanuel Macron, and Deputy Minister for Digital Affairs, Axelle Lemaire, on behalf of BleuBlancTech Montreal, a committee made up of seven French companies who initiated Montreal’s application.

A specialist in cloud technology and web infrastructures, OVH chose to set up new offices in Montreal back in 2012 in order to support its customers in North America. On January 19, OVH was ranked first by CloudScreener** in France and second in North America and Europe, confirming its status as one of the major IT players worldwide.

«Obtaining the French Tech label shows that the city of Montreal stands out as a major technological hub in North America, added Laurent Allard, CEO of OVH. “This recognition confirms the relevance of our decision when we made Montreal our first North American base of operation”.

With a strong commitment towards the Montreal technological ecosystem, OVH recently inaugurated a public area designed to hold numerous events and foster discussions among Montreal IT communities.

For more information, see the BleuBlancTech application form (In French only).

*Moscou, Le Cap, Hong Kong, London, Barcelona and Abidjan

**Using a comparator, CloudScreener thoroughly assessed the infrastructures of about 30 providers, including AWS, Google, Microsoft Azure and OVH.


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