OVH, a French cloud computing company that offers VPS, dedicated servers and other web services, is suffering from an electrical problem at the moment affecting many online businesses across Europe. With 260,000 servers, 22 datacentres and 18 million web applications hosted, OVH claims the title of the third largest internet hosting company in the world.
SBG: ERDF is trying to find out the default. 2 separated 20kV lines are down. We are trying to restart 2 generators A+B for SBG1/SG4. 2 others generators A+B work in SBG2. 1 routing room is in SBG1, the second in SBG2. Both are down. #Murphy
— Octave Klaba (@olesovhcom) November 9, 2017
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Among the many websites interrupted is at least one Bitcoin trading platform. Deribit, an Amsterdam-based bitcoin options and futures exchange launched in 2016, has announced that its servers are down due to the OVH situation.
SBG OVH datacenter where our servers are located continues to have connectivity problems. We hope to be back soon, but situation is now not in our control, waiting for OVH to get all back up running again.
— Deribit (@DeribitExchange) November 9, 2017