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Fire Destroys OVH's SBG Datacenter (Strasbourg, France)

OVH, one of the largest hosting providers in the world, suffered a runaway fire at their SBG datacenter in Strasbourg, France.

We have a major incident on SBG2. The fire declared in the building. Firefighters were immediately on the scene but could not control the fire in SBG2. The whole site has been isolated which impacts all services in SGB1-4. We recommend to activate your Disaster Recovery Plan.

— Octave Klaba (@olesovhcom) March 10, 2021

According to further updates, SBG2 is completely destroyed and SBG1 is partly out of commission.  No impact to SBG3 and SBG4, but as part of firefighting efforts, power has been shut down to the entire site so users are facing an extended outage and won’t be restarted today.  Fortunately, no injuries are reported.

Reuters has pictures of the blaze.

OVH has 17 data centers in France and 32 worldwide.




  1. Strasbourg isn’t in Germany…

    March 10, 2021 @ 10:42 am | Reply
    • Vasily:

      Strasbourg, Germany – is in ~100 km to north from Berlin. It is other Strasburg.

      March 10, 2021 @ 1:06 pm | Reply
  2. Darion Sun:

    Isnt Strasbourg in France?
    However, glad to hear nö lifes were lost!

    March 10, 2021 @ 10:49 am | Reply
  3. morreke:

    “at their SBG datacenter in Strasbourg, Germany.”
    Is it not in France?

    March 10, 2021 @ 10:53 am | Reply
  4. Stoffel:

    Sorry but since the end of WWII Strasburg is NOT Germany any more.

    March 10, 2021 @ 11:42 am | Reply
  5. Sorry gang – story corrected. The first report I read said Germany but SBG* is definitely in France.


    March 10, 2021 @ 2:59 pm | Reply
  6. Even such big companies are not secure with all the blah blah certifications and contingency plannings.

    March 11, 2021 @ 12:08 pm | Reply
  7. sss:

    bad karma coming back to haunt them.

    March 15, 2021 @ 9:16 am | Reply

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