Fire destroyed Data Center in France

9 April 2021

Fire destroyed Data Center in France

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At 00:47 on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, a fire broke out in a room in one of our 4 datacenters in Strasbourg, SBG2. Firefighters immediately intervened to prevent the spread of the fire by using, as usual, a lot of water…

As a result, the fire destroyed OVH’s SBG2 data center completely and four rooms in SBG1, according to an incident report on the company's website. UPS was down in the SBG3 facility, and the remaining SBG4 data center had "no physical impact." 

Many customers of OVH, the largest Europe-native cloud provider, complained on Twitter about downed websites and applications hosted at the campus in Eastern France. Some appeared to not have disaster recovery plans or backup sites.

Among cloud providers that aren’t the big three (AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud), OVH is one of the more popular ones. Just two days ago the company said it had started the process for a potential public listing in Paris.

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