A major incident in one of the data centers in France – OVH caused massive downtime and potential data loss for many customers as per the reports in Data Center World.
“On Wednesday, 10 March 2021 a fire broke out in a room at the SBG-2 OVHcloud data center in Strasbourg, France. The fire reportedly destroyed SBG-2 and damaged four of 12 rooms in the adjacent SBG-1 data center. Two adjacent data centers, SBG-3 and SBG-4, were not damaged but were shut down during the event, requiring a massive, time-consuming reboot of all their systems.”
As per the reports even after 14 days of this event, they are still struggling to bring customer services online. This might be due to the volume of the impacted hardware items and the amount of data.