Hard blow for OVH. Seven months after the fire that reduced part of its data centers in Strasbourg to smoke, the French group, among the main European hosting providers, was again affected by a major outage on Tuesday, October 13, impacting many websites .
Around 9:30 am, Internet users could no longer access thousands of websites. Among the sites concerned, we found most of the government sites, that of the National Assembly, those of several cities in France but also those of several media and companies. The host’s customers all reported a total shutdown of databases, servers and websites.
OVH blamed these difficulties onhttps://twitter.com/olesovhcom/status/1448196879020433409? during network reconfiguration, aimed at increasing the company’s ability to respond to computer attacks. The situation was restored in the morning. This incident comes at the worst time for the company which is preparing its IPO scheduled for Friday in Paris.