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— Costin Raiu (@craiu) March 10, 2021
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 the services of the prefecture, whom we thank for their exemplary mobilisation at our side," OVHCloud said.
OVH founder and chairman Octave Klaba said in a tweet: "We plan to restart SBG1+SBG4+the network by Monday March,15 and SBG3 by Friday March,19.
Update 1pm— Octave Klaba (@olesovhcom) March 10, 2021
Plan for the next 1-2 weeks:
1) rebuilding 20KV for SBG3
2) rebuilding 240V in SBG1/SBG4
3) verifying DWDM/routers/switchs in the network room A (SBG1). checking the fibers Paris/Frankfurt
4) rebuilding the network room B (in SBG5). checking fibers Paris/Frankfurt
"In RBX+GRA we have the stock of new servers, pcc, pci ready to be delivered for all the impacted customers. Of course for free. We will add 10K servers in the next 3-4 weeks."