On March 10, 2021, OVH, a large data hosting center in France that is responsible for thousands of customers and millions of websites’ data, experienced a devastating fire. OVH has four data centers – in four separate buildings as part of the same complex – and one was destroyed. Another building was severely damaged. The other two were far enough away from the fire to remain safe, but the data center was left with half of their previous operating capacity.
What does this unfortunate situation have to do with your cybersecurity efforts? Since many organizations rely on these types of data centers for their cloud storage, network housing, and backups, there is much we can learn from the incident. We’ll look at the lessons learned below.