A fire destroyed the OVH data center in Strasbourg, France

A fire destroyed the OVH data center in Strasbourg, France

One of the data centers of the French company OVH was destroyed due to a fire and part of the other data center was damaged.

Octave Klaba, CEO of OVH Cloud Computing, a provider of VPS, dedicated servers and other web-based services on Twitter Announced A massive fire broke out in the early hours of Wednesday morning, destroying the company’s data centers in the French city of Strasbourg. He advised customers to activate the emergency recovery mechanism.

In another tweet, Klaba said that one of the datacenters named SBG2 was destroyed and part of the SBG1 datacenter was destroyed. Fortunately, firefighters prevented the fire from spreading to SBG3, and SBG4 was not harmed.

Following the news, a number of customers responded to OVH CEO’s tweets and complained about the disruption of their web applications. The cause of the fire has not been determined yet.

Although OVH is not as well-known as the three major players in cloud services, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud, it is a well-known company with 27 datacenters in Europe and some in North America. And Asia-Pacific Are.

In 2017, as VMware was preparing to exit the cloud market, OVH acquired the company’s cloud business (vCloud Air).

The Strasbourg data center has already had a serious problem. In 2017, a power outage shut down all data centers in the complex for a long time. The CEO of OVH described the incident as “the worst thing that could have happened to the company”.

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