Stonegate IT Attends Partner OVH’s Summit in Paris

Posted in Latest News, Stonegate Team, Tech News On January 2, 2018
OVH Summit Paris

As relatively new partners of OVH, we were delighted to be invited to their Paris summit at the end of last year, as special guests. It was undoubtedly one of the best summits we have attended, worthy of a mention its high attendance, conference topics and level of organization.

In early 2017, we joined the OVH partner network as specialists in migration and server support. This was a great move for us due to the close synergy between OVH and Stonegate.

OVH is widely recognized in the IT industry as a highly streamlined cloud hosting company that possesses the ability to get clients up and running on a server within minutes, with their pool of ready-to-go servers. They are able to offer clients fast growth of their hosted infrastructure, making them an incredibly scalable, secure and speedy hosting solution.

Stonegate IT is a team of Jedi masters when it comes to servers and the hosting environment. Our team of ex Sys Admin, Dev Ops and project management staff prides itself on being quick and brilliant in the work that we deliver. Our expertise and approach allow us to quote within a business day and deliver migrations within incredibly tight deadlines. We proactively manage and monitor servers and respond quickly to incidents, conversing in Layman’s terms.

Together OVH and Stonegate are able to move, host and support clients with great skill and speed. Despite the fact Stonegate IT is an independent organisation, our mutual alignment with OVH’s brand values means that we are able to work as an extension of their team, creating a partnership that is really complementary.

The 2017 OVH Summit

The OVH Summit is an annual event, held at the Paris Event Center. It showcases the latest IT innovations and market trends. Along with other partners such as iomart, Stonegate IT were invited to the OVH Summit by Partner Account Manager Sminder Balkhu and Senior Cloud Hosting Director Hiren Parekh.

The evening before the summit, we joined Hiren, Sminder and some of their partners and colleagues for a specially hosted dinner. We had the opportunity to discuss expertise between partners in a more social setting and got to know some of the international OVH team from offices in Milan and Warsaw.

At the summit the following day, we were quickly impressed at the level of organisation of the event. Half of the event space was set up for an all-day programme of keynote and conferences, with the other half set up as exhibition space, with a scattering of stands and break out areas to chat or work.

OVH and Stonegate

From L-R Sminder Balkhu (OVH), Hannah Revill (Stonegate IT), Hiren Parekh (OVH) and Simon Mohr (Stonegate IT).

What impressed us the most was the keynote and conferences – the range of topics covered and how well these topics were delivered.

The day kicked off with the keynote from Octave Klaba, Founder and Chairman of OVH, and Laurent Allard, Vice-Chairman and Strategy Director, who presented OVH’s biggest achievements in 2017.

During the afternoon, there was an array of insightful conferences, including Next Level Humanity by Alexandre Morel, How AI Will Change Your Profession by Jean-Louis Queguiner and OVH’s Development Towards Data SEO by Vincent Terrasi and Remi Bacha.

All of these conferences had us captivated by their content and the professionalism of their delivery. It was the Next Level Humanity conference that had us most enthralled. It reaffirmed to us that the world is currently only seeing the tip of the iceberg in terms of digital transformation and that we will soon experience a great shift in how we view humanity.

In between keynote and conferences, there was chance to explore the exhibition area and visit the Cloud Solutions, Cloud Tech, Cloud Lab, Web and Telecomms areas. And of course, grab some top-quality food and drink. Well…when is Paris.

We wish to thank OVH for inviting us to their 2017 summit and applaud them for a brilliantly organized event. These guys are not only turning up the pressure in terms of tech events, they are revolutionizing the cloud hosting industry.

We look forward to doing more business with them.