OVH Fire destroyed more than first thought

In light of the recent news about the OVH fire which destroyed four halls of SBG1, as well as all of SBG2 it shows that even those who feel they have prepared can miss important details.

In light of the recent news about the OVH fire which destroyed four halls of SBG1, as well as all of SBG2 it shows that even those who feel they have prepared can miss important details.

On the 10th March 2021, OVHCloud suffered a devastating fire which caused much more damage than first thought. 

As well as destroying the whole of the SBG2 data centre, the fire destroyed four rooms out of 12 in the adjacent SBG1 data centre. Power to all four data centres on the site is off, and the UPS at SBG3 has been shut down according to OVH’s status page for the incident.  OVHCloud are hoping to bring the power back online to SBG1 and SGB4 on Monday, 15th March but it will take until Friday 19th March to restore the UPS at SGB3. 

3.6 million sites were offline

During the initial disturbance 3.6 million websites, on 464,000 distinct domains were taken offline by the fire, according to network monitor site Netcraft. Some of those websites included government websites such as the Polish Financial Ombudsman; the Ivorian DGE; the French government procurement site Plateforme des chats de l’Etat; the Welsh Government’s Export Hub; and the UK Government’s Vehicle Certification Agency website. The latter site moved swiftly, getting a new SSL certificate by 10am and shifting its site to a UK hosting company.

Redundancy and disaster recovery are two of the most important aspects of your business.  Many disasters can quickly knock out your entire corporate network, website, or database. If you don’t have a disaster recovery plan in place, chances are that the consequences will be severe.

The National Archives and Records Administration reports that 93% of companies that experience data loss and downtime, extending for 10 or more days, will file for bankruptcy within 12 months.

The obvious benefits of having a disaster recovery and redundancy plan is business continuity, regardless of circumstances. A plan describes scenarios for resuming work quickly and reducing interruptions in the aftermath of a disaster. Is it an important part of business continuity and allows for sufficient IT recovery and the prevention of data loss. 

Here are the top 4 benefits of disaster recovery planning;

By using the services of a company like Bondi Platform, we can help you streamline your IT processes, we can help eliminate superfluous hardware and reduce the risk of human error. In a sense, you are not just preparing to recover in the aftermath of a disaster, we will work with you to make your business more resilient and profitable. 

Bondi Platform utilise the extensive network of Amazon’s AWS services. The benefits of which make it easy to use, include reliable encryption, unlimited server capacity, managed IT services are available, and Amazon have seriously ramped up their redundancy by replicating your private cloud server across multiple availability zones (AZs) which significantly reduces the chance of total outage or failure. 

Our enterprise solutions seamlessly integrate collaboration & communications, digital workspaces, and remote workers – all delivered from a browser, or custom developed APP on any connected device. Bondi Platform focuses on business innovation, not just systems and infrastructure, and we enable employees to contribute even more to the enterprise – no matter where or when they are working! 

Businesses that choose Bondi Platform have selected a true technology partner. A company that becomes an expert extension of their own IT team, an organisation that listens to their needs to tailor solutions just for their business, and is responsive and engaged in every interaction.

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