Heatwave in UK Disables Google, Oracle Cloud Servers
Heatwave in UK Disables Google, Oracle Cloud Servers

Heatwave in UK Disables Google, Oracle Cloud Servers

20 july, 20221 minute to read
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Google and Oracle cloud services and servers in the UK shut down due to cooling issues as the country goes through a record-breaking heatwave.

A new temperature record of 40.3C has been recently fixed in eastern England. Google and Oracle datacenters located in the region not used to such conditions couldn't take the heat and were powered off in a bid to prevent hardware from burning out.

As a result of unseasonal temperatures in the region, a subset of cooling infrastructure within the UK South (London) Data Centre has experienced an issue [...] As a precautionary measure, we are in the process of identifying service infrastructure that can be safely powered down to prevent additional hardware failures. This step is being taken with the intention of limiting the potential for any long term impact to our customers

Oracle announced on Tuesday, July 19. As a result, some of the company's customers have been unable to access or use Oracle Cloud Infrastructure resources hosted in the region.

Google's infrastructure could not escape the heat as well. Cooling systems issues affected services related to storage and compute, including BigQuery, SQL, and Kubernetes.

There has been a cooling-related failure in one of our buildings that hosts zone europe-west2-a for region europe-west2. This caused a partial failure of capacity in that zone, leading to VM terminations and a loss of machines for a small set of our customers,

Google Cloud Service Health announced.

20 july, 2022
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