back to article Google Cloud partially evaporates for hours amid power supply failure: Two US East Coast zones rattled

Google Cloud is having a wobbly Monday. Its Kubernetes platform and networking services were partially unavailable for hours today, and its virtual-machine hosting and in-memory storage systems had a limited outage. The web giant's Cloud Networking service fell over around 0800 PT (1500 UTC) today due to a power supply failure …

  1. W.S.Gosset Silver badge

    Persistent Disk

    Unfortunate name, in context.

  2. Jakester

    In each cloud a little rain must fall.

  3. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    These "wobblies" are starting to pile up

    It was IBM not long ago, now it's Google's Cloud and we can be sure that Azure is going to have its problems soon, as will AWS.

    I wonder, has anyone done the math on the true uptime of these "services", and compared it to the good ol' local SAS uptime ?

    Because being six hours without access to your data on Someone Else's Server is galling, especially when you bought into the fairy tale of Always On.

    1. W.S.Gosset Silver badge

      Re: These "wobblies" are starting to pile up

      "There is no such thing as the Cloud -- there's just someone else's machine."

  4. disgruntled yank Silver badge

    Tweeted last November

    "The cloud is just a computer in Reston with a bad power supply."

    https://twitter.com/pragmaticandy/status/1168916144121634818?lang=en

    (For those not familiar with the Washington, DC, area, Reston is a vaguely defined area in northern Virginia, close to Dulles airport, fifteen or twenty miles from Washington.)

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    hang on!

    What about microsoft?? They're the real bastards!

    Embrace, extend, extinguish!

    NEVER FORGET!!!!

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