The French cloud provider OVH, one of the largest in Europe, experienced a fire in one of its data-centers in Strassbourg, France. As a consequence of this fire, the sites SBG2 has been destroyed, SBG-1 partially destroyed and SBG-3 and SBG-4 have been shut-down for now. Status per travaux.ovh.net on Morning March 11 was as follows:
The reason for the fire has not been established yet. OVH Cloud has released a statement yesterday describing the incident and the aftermath:
What does that mean for OVH customers? It likely depends on what kind of service they pay for and whether they have your own backups or not. At the very least it means some service interruption for a client.
In any case, if you don’t have a backup/disaster recovery strategy – this should be a reminder to you that you really need one.