OVH Group: OVHcloud launches quantum computer at France data center

Mar 20, 2024 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

OVHcloud this week inaugurated what it described as the first quantum computer available from a European Cloud service provider.

“We are convinced that quantum is a technology for the future and we have shown unwavering support to ensure Europe doesn’t miss the next technological revolution,” said Michel Paulin, CEO OVHcloud. “With the arrival of this first quantum computer in our data center we are pleased to make it accessible to students through the cloud, sending a clear signal of support to the broader ecosystem, playing our part in strengthening Europe’s strategic and technological autonomy.”

Sylvie Retailleau, Minister of Higher Education and Research, Marina Ferrari, Secretary of State for Digital Affairs, and Thomas Skordas, Deputy Director-General DG CNECT at European Commission, were both in attendance at the launch event.

“Through the acquisition of the MosaiQ quantum computer developed by the French start-up Quandela, the French company OVHcloud illustrates the strengthening of our digital sovereignty. It embodies the dynamism of our quantum research ecosystem. OVHcloud's approach is remarkable, at the cutting edge of technology and innovation, and will also benefit selected French higher education and research establishments to benefit from computing hours” said Sylvie Retailleau, Minister of Higher Education and Research.