All data is lost in OVH, Europe’s largest data center, after a fire engulfed the center.

Now you know why your homepage doesn’t show up today. 😮

“Backup all your data to the cloud” they said. “It will be save there!”, they said. 😮

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A fire that broke out shortly after midnight on Wednesday destroyed OVH Data Center causing millions of websites to go offline and it is also believed that all data is not recoverable.

The fire which destroyed one of the four data centers of OVHcloud in Strasbourg, France, also damaged another data center. There have been no reported casaulties and no explanation of what might have happened that led to the fire.Around 100 fireman attempted to extinguish the fire, Founder and chairman Octave Klaba tweeted,

Firefighters were immediately on the scene but could not control the fire.

Octave Klaba.

This accident comes two days after OVHcloud initiated plans for an initial public offering. OVHcloud has 14 data centers in France and 32 globally. An investigation has been launched to determine the cause of the fire.

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7 comments

  1. If I’m not mistaken, all websites and web services are on the Cloud. Because the Cloud is a server ( or more ) housed in a Datacenter, and that’s why we have access to all the information and all the websites, in all the countries ( connected ) of the world . All our data is stored in one (or more) Datacenters since the beginning of the Internet.

    The Cloud is therefore nothing new. Except that what is now called Cloud is perhaps more secure than ordinary data…

    But, as you can see, sometimes the Cloud turns into smoke … 🙂

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    • Far as I understood in the good old times you rented a certain server from a provider and you decided yoursellf what kinda class it was and what system it was running on, Unix, Linux or Windows and how much traffic it could handle and shit. Nowadays you just order your place in the cloud, so you get some anonymous server, probably a new one every couple hours or so.

      I never understood what that’s all about. But I heard experts explaining it like so: “The cloud isn’t some magical place in the sky, it’s just someone else’s computer.”

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