Google Cloud Splutters Offline For Two Hours

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Compute Engine suffers overnight downtime in multiple zones taking down Google Cloud

Google’s cloud Compute Engine went offline for two hours overnight, taking down multiple zones in an incident which started at 7am GMT.

A Google service status page said: “The problem with network connectivity in Google Compute Engine is resolved as of shortly after 0100 US/Pacific.

Reliability

“We are sorry for any issues this may have caused to you or your users and thank you for your patience and continued support. Please rest assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google, and we are constantly working to improve the reliability of our systems.”

According to CloudHarmony, in 2014 Google achieved 99.982 percent of its service levelgoogle Cloud agreement, suffering 66 outages.

Google’s Compute Engine is the brawn behind the brains for Google’s Cloud Platform, a major competitor to Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services.

Earlier this week, Amazon’s UK website suffered two outages within 24 hours.

Amazon UK told TechWeekEurope: “Amazon.co.uk was down for approximately two hours. The site is back up. Amazon’s systems are very complex and on rare occasions, despite our best efforts, they may experience problems. We work to minimise any disruption and to get the site back as quickly as possible.”

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