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Google's endured a wobbly week in the cloud, suffering three brown-outs of varying severity. On Wednesday, the company's App Engine had trouble with its task queues that meant some users had trouble deploying applications. Later that day, the Big Query streaming API struck trouble. Next came trouble connecting to Cloud SQL. …

  1. jonnycando


    You want to do cloud storage? Why izzat?

    1. sabroni Silver badge

      Re: Why izzat?

      Because it scales massively, replicates in multiple geographic locations and when things go wrong the provider fixes it rather than you having to do it?

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Listen to your Fathers

    Transparent reporting is the only way to instill confidence you know what is happening within the infrastructure and service. Especially if it's bad news.

    The Cloud - somebody else's computers where you have no control over service availability.

  3. TeeCee Gold badge

    Hang on a tick....

    I thought this whole "cloud" idea's biggest selling point was the combination of scalability and redundancy?

    We seem to have got the first bit, but the second continues to elude us. Now we have these "hybrid", multi-cloud, clouds attempting to ensure continuity. Presumably we need more than one of those too......

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