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Fire destroys OVHcloud Strasbourg data centre

Fire destroys OVHcloud Strasbourg data centre

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On March 10, 2021, at 12.47am, a fire broke out in a room of one of four OVHcloud Strasbourg data centres, SBG2. 
Firefighters immediately intervened on site to protect the teams and limit the progression of the fire. The fire destroyed SBG2 and continued to pose risks to nearby data centres until firefighters took full control of the blaze. 

No injuries were reported during the incident and a statement from OVHcloud thanked emergency services “for their exemplary mobilization by our side”.
OVHcloud technical and commercial teams were promptly called into action to utilise the operational park of 15 OVHcloud data centres in Europe to support their customers, implementing solutions and alleviating the unavailability of the Strasbourg site. 

The OVHcloud statement continued “We are currently evaluating the impact of this incident and will communicate as soon as possible with the greatest transparency on the progress of our analyses and the implementation of solutions.

“An investigation is underway. Whatever the cause of the incident, OVHcloud is currently evaluating potential technical and operational measures aimed at providing solutions to affected customers.”

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