Accident At Google Center In Belgium!
Amy | On 20, Aug 2015
Google center in Belgium was struck by lightning 4 times in a row!! Leading it to permanently lose some people’s access to their files.
The unlucky strike caused problems in the Google Compute Engine (GCE) service, which allows Google’s clients to store data and virtually run computers in the cloud. Although it is still not clear which clients were affected by the incident or what type of information has been lost.
Google made an online statement where it announced that data was permanently affected on just 0.000001% of disk space.
Whether you have been affected by the incident or not, here is what James Wilman, the Engineering Sales Director said “Everything in the data centre is connected one way or another, if you get four large strikes it wouldn’t surprise me that it has affected the facility”. The company added that it would continue to upgrade hardware and improve its response procedures to make future damages less probable.
Good news is that,even though chances of data being all abolished by lightning strikes are significantly low, users still have the option to back things up locally as a safety measure.