One of four data centres in Strasbourg belonging to French firm OVHcloud was destroyed in a fire that began at about 11am AEDT on Wednesday.
The company said in a statement that the fire had broken out at 00.47am local time on Wednesday. It was brought under control by 4.09am local time (2.09pm Wednesday AEDT).
The burnt OVH SBG2 datacenter, was a non-container design built in 2016. Its “Tower” structure had a capacity of 30,000 servers and a power consumption of 2MW. Curiously, all servers are still shown “green” on the status page: https://t.co/J75VKiVJPI
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The building that was destroyed was known as SBG2. Three other data centres, SBG1, SBG3 and SBG4, have not been affected but are now inaccessible.
“The fire is now contained. We are relieved that no one was injured, neither among our teams nor among the firefighters and…