A generalized blackout affects the cloud service provider and host OVHcloud on Wednesday, disrupting access to many websites, according to the specialized site Downdetector and numerous testimonials posted on Twitter.
In recent days, the intensity of DDoS attacks has increased significantly. We have decided to increase our DDoS processing capacity by adding new infrastructures in our DC VH (US-EST). A bad configuration of the router caused the failure of the network.
– Octave Klaba (@olesovhcom) October 13, 2021
The founder and president of OVHCloud Octave Klaba in a tweet attributed the failure to “human error”, and indicated that it concerned the “backbone”, that is to say the telecommunications network that connects all the infrastructures from OVHCloud.
Early 2021, a fire in an OVHcloud data center in Strasbourg had caused enormous disruption on a large number of websites.