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NEW! This ecosystem is continuing — we have decided to extend this initiative to 15/09/20.


Technology has a role to play

As industry and the world grapples with COVID-19, many companies are working in solidarity with one another to facilitate remote working, communication, healthcare and other solutions. In support, OVHcloud launched Open Solidarity, a global initiative aimed at providing technical solutions free of charge using OVHcloud infrastructure for the entire duration of the crisis, to handle additional workloads.


Join #Open_solidarity!


If you deliver solutions within qualifying sectors and would like to offer them free of charge and commitment, we can provide you with free additional infrastructure.(1) Join our initiative and apply via our form.(2)

If you have any questions, please refer to our FAQ below.

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Anycart

Anycart

Choose from 250+ quick & easy meals and get fresh ingredients delivered in as little as one hour. We’re on a mission to help you find, shop, and cook any food you want.

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Thirdlane

Thirdlane

Thirdlane offers digital business communications and team collaboration for remote teams. A field tested combination of an advanced phone system and modern team collaboration and communication channels like voice, video, messaging, and integration with business applications. With Thirdlane, rest assured that your customer facing communications won't be disrupted, and that your team members will always be connected. Wherever they are, with any device - phones, web browsers, iPhone, Android devices, or Windows, Mac, and Linux desktops.

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Minnit Chat

Minnit Chat: Add a group chatroom to your website

Minnit Chat allows you to add a group chat directly to your website. Stay in touch with your community, your customers, or your colleagues - whether you're six feet apart or six countries apart.

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Clockedin

The Network for Hourly Jobs

Clockedin is the only professional network for the service economy. Restaurant, hospitality and retail workers affected by Covid19 can connect with people and businesses in their area for OnDemand work & Real time Pay.

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Shockbyte

Shockbyte's Minecraft for Educators Program

Educational servers offer many ways to use the game for learning. Students can build projects together, read, write and share stories or look through display rooms as a group. You can also download pre-made worlds, which could be for lessons templates, or allowing students to visit historical (or fantasy) places in-game.

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Coretech

Sygma Connect — a remote access solution for computers, similar to TeamViewer

With Sygma Connect, any companies who do not have the technical capacity to work from home can now access their computers remotely using this simple solution, and connect their office computers to their home computers.

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ONE

ONE, an educational social network for organising primary school classes remotely

ONE is a secure work and discussion platform designed specifically for primary school students. Through its applications (multimedia notebooks, a timeline, a wiki, and more), teachers, students and parents can collaborate and communicate with each other to ensure a seamless educational experience.

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Worteks

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Windex

Windex GED — a SaaS-mode Electronic Document Management solution

Windex GED software is easy to use, and enables you to store, share and manage documents from all departments in your company. You can process and validate documents without performing manual tasks, search documents with the search engine and full-text indexing, create document validation workflows according to business rules, and get secure access to your data.
Windex GED is accessible anywhere and anytime — whether you are on-site, on the move, or working remotely.

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Citadel

Citadel Team: The ultimate secure business messaging application

Powered by robust technology and the know-how of Thalès, the Citadel Team service can be used by millions of users, and already offers chatbot technology to integrate business applications with the very strictest security. All communication is encrypted (chats, calls, file sharing, etc.).

Availability: Worldwide

ERCOM

Cryptobox: The most secure cloud-based file sharing and collaboration solution

This solution has received the Standard qualification from the National Cybersecurity Agency of France (ANSSI), the Diffusion Restreinte (restricted information) certification, and CC EAL3+ certification. This means the documents you store and share have end-to-end encryption, as though each user is on a secure VPN to share these files.
You can access all of your shared document on Android and iOS devices, via your web browser, or directly on your PC or Mac.

Availability: Worldwide

Shockbyte

Shockbyte's Minecraft for Educators Program

Educational servers offer many ways to use the game for learning. Students can build projects together, read, write and share stories or look through display rooms as a group. You can also download pre-made worlds, which could be for lessons templates, or allowing students to visit historical (or fantasy) places in-game.

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ServiceNav

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For the duration of the epidemic, use ServiceNav to ensure availability and high performance for your remote working IT services. Full monitoring for your remote working environments: VPN, VDI, Teams, Skype Entreprise, Citrix, and more.
Objectives: Gathering, availability and usage indicators, dashboards to support your communication.

Availability: Worldwide

Arzen

Arzen: Confidential online storage

Arzen online storage is specially designed to offer you total confidentiality, and maximum simplicity. Your files are encrypted using a key that only you have — making it invisible to everyone else.

Availability: Worldwide

LAF School

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LAF School is a remote teaching platform created by a team of teaching students. It focuses on student needs, drafting up a training programme for each student and collecting all of the class training activities, both online and in-company.
On the 18th March 2020, LAF School signed a memorandum agreement with the Italian MIUR (Ministry of Education, Universities and Research) to offer its platform to all schools in Italy, free of charge.

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Kantree

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Kantree covers all aspects of teamwork — project and process management, calendars, tasks, and more. It is very flexible and easy to use, and can be used by all of your company’s teams.

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My Collaborate

My Collaborate - a fully customisable communication solution

My Collaborate is a corporate communication tool that can be used for for instant messaging, audio and video calls, and file/screen-sharing within your work groups. They are currently offering a 6-month licence to support companies with remote working.

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EasyBroadcast

EasyBroadcast Streaming Solution

EasyBroadcast streaming solutions can be used to live-stream events, lessons, speeches and much more — so that you can deliver your content to a wide audience. Our patented technology ensures high quality service, no matter how big your audience is.

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Visio4You

Visio4You: Fully-encrypted video conferencing, free of charge.

Visio4You is France’s first fully-encrypted video conferencing solution. It is useful for video and audio conferences, chats, webinars, and much more. It works using a robust, easy-to-use cloud platform.

Availability: Worldwide

Toute Mon Année

TouteMonAnnee.com: Share, work, communicate

Toute Mon Année is a free platform that ensures educational continuity and communication between teachers, families, and primary school students. It includes a liaison book, a digital textbook, a media library, a class newspaper. It includes a parent-teacher contact book, a digital textbook, a multimedia library, a class newspaper, a messaging tool, and much more.

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Talkspirit

A collaborative platform, perfect for remote working

Talkspirit is a collaborative platform to support day-to-day business, especially for remote working (chat tools, video conferencing, groups, etc.). As part of Open Solidarity, they are offering their solution free of charge until 01st July 2020 for the healthcare and education sectors.

Availability: Worldwide

Postclass

Postclass

Postclass is a free communication and collaboration application for teachers and students, to ensure that they continue receiving education from home (worksheet sharing, document sharing, instant messaging, repositories for individual work, etc.)

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ALLOcloud

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With the ALLOcloud Web Meeting service, you can hold secure virtual meetings (audio and video conferences, presentations, whiteboards, document sharing, screen sharing, etc.) from your PC or smartphone. Simply send a URL to the people invited.

Availability: Worldwide

FUN-MOOC

Free online courses, open to all

FUN-MOOC is a MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) platform, created by French and Francophone higher education institutions. The main aim of the platform is to deliver high-quality educational content free of charge, to as many people as possible.

Explore our catalogue of lessons, and start learning now.

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Apizee

Izeeconf - a video conference solution

Izeeconf is a simple, immersive video conference solution offered by Apizee. Use this free solution to create video conferencing rooms, and organise virtual meetings from your home. Video conferences work directly via a web browser — so there is no need to download and install applications, or create accounts for the invitees.

Availability: Worldwide

Netframe

An all-in-one collaborative platform

Netframe is a collaborative platform you can use to set up a company social network, internal messaging, a video conference solution, manage documents, set up validation circuits, and manage projects.

Availability: Worldwide

Rainbow

Remote configuration

Rainbow, the cloud collaboration service from Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, delivers secure instant messaging services, audio and video calls, file sharing tools, and both web and phone conference call services. It is available for for both desktops and smartphones (Android and iOS).

Availability: Worldwide (except China)

Jamespot

Corporate social network

Communicate and collaborate with your colleagues in real time. Perfect for project management, instant messaging, intranet publications, and collaborative work. Desktop and mobile versions are available, for both iOS and Android.

Availability: Worldwide (except China and Russia)

Systancia

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Coronavirus: Systancia has answered Cédric O's call to action, and is offering free access to its Systancia Gate remote working solution, with the support of OVHcloud.

Availability: Worldwide (except China and Russia)

Tehtris

Cybersecurity solutions

This French cybersecurity solution is able to anticipate and neutralise threats such as spyware and ransomware. It does this using many modules, including its EDR (Endpoint Detection Response).

Availability: Worldwide



Free, no-commitment infrastructure to manage increased demand (1)

If your company has been selected to participate in the program, OVHcloud will provide bare metal, private cloud and public cloud solutions free of charge for the duration of the crisis. This infrastructure will be available in most OVHcloud data centers in the US, Canada, and across Europe.

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Dedicated Servers

We offer several ranges of high-performance, versatile dedicated servers that suit the most resource-intensive requirements, and handle traffic spikes for your infrastructure.

Availability: Worldwide

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Private Cloud

Our Private Cloud combines the scalability of the cloud with a 100%-dedicated hardware infrastructure. Infrastructure virtualization is powered by VMware technology, and entirely managed by OVHcloud.

Availability: Worldwide

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Public Cloud

The OVHcloud Public Cloud offers a wide range of cloud solutions. Use the OpenStack API or our own OVHcloud Control Panel to manage your cloud services, including storage, instances, volumes, etc.

Availability: Worldwide


Our global community of contributors has invested to offer their solutions free on OVHcloud infrastructures — which guarantees them freedom and fundamental rights, specifically data protection rights.



Your questions answered

What is Open_solidarity?

Open Solidarity is a movement launched by OVHcloud in support of calls to action from a number of governments worldwide. This initiative is a collective, open act of digital solidarity — the aim of which is to make tech solutions more widely available by offering them free for the duration of the crisis.

How does it work?

We are delivering bare-metal, private cloud and public cloud services free of charge and commitment to our existing customers in qualifying sectors — for the entire duration of the crisis. The purpose of this is to absorb traffic spikes. We are also centralizing our SaaS products, which offer free solutions to help companies during the confinement period.

What is the duration of this offer?

This exceptional offer is a response to an exceptional situation. Its duration is limited, and currently it is set at 3 months.

What criteria do I need to meet in order to sign up?

You need to offer a solution or service free of charge, on a commitment-free basis, for the purpose of overcoming the current crisis. Your business also needs to fall within the healthcare, education and remote working sectors. #WorkFromHome #CollaborativeSolutions #Healthcare.

How do I sign up and take part?

To receive free infrastructure and take part, you will need to complete an online form. You will be asked for a number of details, as well as a short description of the solution you are offering free of charge.

How long is the waiting period for receiving a response?

We are receiving a high volume of applications, and are working hard to respond as soon as possible.

Why was my application declined?

To receive free infrastructure and take part, you need to meet the criteria listed. Our infrastructures are limited, so we are very carefully selecting solutions that are given out open-source and free to a broad community. These solutions also need to fall within activity sectors that are considered strategic for companies and schools to work properly — or otherwise they need to fall within the healthcare sector. In any case, we are providing this infrastructure for the sole purpose of helping people face the ongoing healthcare crisis.

I have been accepted. What happens next?

You will be contacted by an advisor, who will send your OVHcloud invoice via email. You can then receive the additional infrastructure free of charge, which will be used to handle traffic spikes. You will also receive the technical information. To put your solution online and guarantee high visibility, you will be asked for additional information such as your logo, a short description of your solution, and more.