Melbourne attracts OVH
OVH has chosen to set up its Asia Pacific headquarters in Melbourne.
The European cloud infrastructure company will create up to 80 jobs in roles such as technical sales, customer support and marketing.
The company employs around 1600 people and has 20 data centres across 19 countries, supporting more than a million customers.
“This investment by one of Europe’s major cloud companies reinforces Melbourne’s position as the tech capital of Australia and means more jobs for Victoria,” said Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis.
Melbourne’s start-up sector will benefit from the arrival of OVH through its Digital Launch Pad program, which offers a range of free resources to successful applicants, including cloud infrastructure support worth up to $100,000.
OVH is set to engage LaunchVic, the state’s lead entrepreneur and start-up support body, to leverage its Australian presence and work with local Victorian start-ups through this program.
“The ability to recruit top talent in the Victorian market was a key driver in selecting Melbourne for our headquarters, which we believe will support our company’s growth,” said the vice chairman of OVH, Laurent Allard.
Since November 2014, there have been more than 2350 new tech jobs created in Victoria from investment alone.
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