I see OVH and think...
... Firewall / Block.
Them along with Digital Ocean.
Google's "first partnership of this kind" with an independent hosting provider sees its Anthos Kubernetes platform offered without ties to Google Cloud, according to the third-party cloud company selling the service. OVHCloud (formerly OVH) is a cloud services slinger based in France but with a global presence, having 30 data …
Indeed, I added yet another IP block to my firewalls today after receiving spam from a previously unseen OVH server.
I did bump into a way to list all the IP blocks registered to an organisation recently, but now can't quite find it again (something ARIN/RIPE/etc whois based, I think).
we can easily find alleged professionals who can't do it any better than block entire IP ranges that are shared by many users, most of the affected users being perfectly legitimate, doing nothing wrong.
With almost everyone running massively shared IP infrastructures these days this cannot be good, applying a brain dead solution is not the right thing to do.
Blanket IP banning is easy and indeed it is safe because if people cannot access your service then they can do no harm to it. The blanket ban approach may work well for some local sites but if that is not your case then it will work against you.
Blanket IP banning worked well 10 years ago but not anymore, things have changed, a lot, these days you'll find malicious bots sharing IP addresses with legitimate users and unless your case is very specific I'm sure you don't want to ban those legitimate users.
Blanket IP banning is bad, laziness is bad.
Not to put words in his mouth, but what the man is trying to tell you is that what you are asking is not the simple but wrong solution that you can find in a forum post or blog article, but a skilled service that has an inherent cost and value.
The right question to ask is: "we may need a better solution than we currently have, would you be willing to consult for us and what are your rates?"
As far as I'm concerned, it is just not compatible with Google.
Huawei has now been baselessly accused of handing over data to Beijing for the past four years. Google is a US company and everyone knows that an National Security letter will get any data on Google servers anywhere in the world.
So if you want to enforce European Data Sovereignty, the sine qua non condition is to have nothing to do with a US company.
Agreed, OVH used to be in my good books because they didn’t have exposure to the US. Their North American data centres were all in Canada.
Due to acquisitions they now have US centres too, tainting them with partial US jurisdiction. They are now in my ‘medium books’.
I would obviously never host in a US data centre but I am also not keen on indirect exposure. Some of my clients are legally not even allowed to have this kind of exposure.
It’s a shame because in OVH and Hetzner we probably have the only two European companies that have the potential to become serious mid-tier players in the cloud space. There was an, I believe, Italian company too that I considered to have potential at one point but they were acquired by a US based entity.
I still use OVH for some projects, however, and I feel over the last year or so they’ve improved a lot on the little niggles I used to have. I like their anti-DdoS offerings for instance.
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