Fire destroys OVH Clouds Strasbourg SBG1-4 data centers
« on: March 10, 2021, 08:04:28 PM »
Fire destroys OVH Clouds Strasbourg SBG1-4 data centers... :-[

OVH, the world's third-largest and Europe's largest hosting provider has been impacted by a nightmare disaster.

Its French data centers, SBG1, SBG2, SBG3, and SBG4 located in Strasbourgh were shut down to contain the damage from a fire that started in SBG2.

Below is a statement provided by OVH on their status page:

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We are currently facing a major incident in our DataCenter of Strasbourg with a fire declared in the building SBG2.
Firefighters were immediately on the scene but could not control the fire in SBG2.
The whole site has been isolated, which impacts all our services on SBG1, SBG2, SBG3 and SBG4.
If your production is in Strasbourg, we recommend to activate your Disaster Recovery Plan.
All our teams are fully mobilized along with the firefighters.
We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.

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Although according to the OVH founder and chairman Octave Klaba, the fire has been contained as of early hours of March 10th, 2021, services are expected to remain unavailable at least for today.

Klaba said the fire was over and that all employees were safe

"Fire is over. Firefighters continue to cool the buildings with the water."

"We don’t have the access to the site. That is why SBG1, SBG3, SBG4 won’t be restarted today," said Klaba.

Customers should immediately bring into effect their disaster recovery plans while OVH is yet to bring its services back up.