One of cloud provider OVH’s data centres is on fire and services are severely disrupted.
An incident report posted at 11:42PM UTC on March 9th and updated at 03:53 AM on the 10th states:
OVH’s status page offers the same information.
OVH founder and chair Octave Klaba confirmed the fire on Twitter.
Update 5:20pm. Everybody is safe.
Fire destroyed SBG2. A part of SBG1 is destroyed. Firefighters are protecting SBG3. no impact SBG4.
— Octave Klaba (@olesovhcom) March 10, 2021
The fire will mean disruption for many customers, and almost certainly lead an investigation as data centres are built to suppress fire.
Rival cloud Equinix has been classy in its response.
— Equinix Metal (@equinixmetal) March 10, 2021
This is a developing story and The Register will update it as more information comes to hand. ®