The British clouds of Google and Oracle were damaged by anomalous heat

The British clouds of Google and Oracle were damaged by anomalous heat

There is an abnormal heat in Britain these days: the thermometer poles have risen to 40.3 °C, and this is a record for all of the observations. The data processing centres of Google and Oracle have not been able to withstand the pressure, which has led to the shutting down of some of the infrastructure vehicles. As a result, some of the websites and services have gone offline.

On the eve of the problems, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure reported: in order to avoid overheating, the company had to turn off network equipment, data storage systems and computing resources in the southern UK CDC, resulting in a malfunction of the refrigeration system, which was restored at 11:00 local time today.

A similar problem was reported by Google, whose London site Europe-west2-a for a number of services, and due to problems with the refrigeration system, the malfunctions of BigQuery, SQL and Kubernetes were observed, resulting in the shut-down of WordPress sites on the British WP Engine platform, which operates at Google Cloud.

Like Oracle, Google Cloud was forced to shut down some of the equipment to prevent overheating and failure that would have long-term effects on clients.