An outage at Google Cloud and Oracle due to heat

During this heat wave, even the data centers suffered! In the UK, Google Cloud and Oracle have suffered outages directly related to the sweltering heat of the past few days. Explanations.

On Tuesday, some cloud services from Google and Oracle were unavailable or slowed due to this outage at two data centers based in London, UK. In question, the heat wave where the heat got the better of the cooling system which did not prove to be sufficiently effective. As in France, the temperature exceeded 40°C in the United Kingdom on Tuesday July 19, 2022.

On the Google side, it’s the datacenter associated with the europe-west2 zone which suffered this breakdown at 8:13 p.m. French time. During this incident, the following Google Cloud services were impacted: Google Compute Engine (GCE), Persistent Disk and Autoscaling. In fact, this could prevent some customers from starting virtual machines, which is not neutral. Google fixed the issue on the night of July 19-20.

On the Oracle side, it is also because of the heat since the American company associates this incident with unusual temperatures in the region. Some of the Oracle Cloud services impacted by this incident include object storage, compute, and block volumes. According to the details of the incident, this outage was triggered in the middle of the afternoon, before the service partially returned to normal at the end of the evening: “ We are continuing repair work to further reduce operating temperatures and mitigate the impact on services “.

One more proof that this heat wave, which unfortunately risks reoccurring, was very intense.


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