Lightning Strikes Google Data Center In Belgium Four Times, Resulting In Minor Data Loss
Lightning strikes Google Data Center in Belgium four times, which has resulted in a minor data loss. Not many, but few Google users have permanently lost access to some of their data; however, Google has still managed to access some of the damaged discs.
The search giant said in an online statement that data on just 0.000001% of disk space was permanently affected.
The GCE (Google Compute Engine) service allows Google’s customers to store data and run virtual computers in the cloud. Google has not disclosed the names of the customers, who have been affected, or what type of data was lost.
Lightning Strikes Google Data Center in Belgium and the company gave a statement regarding it:
“Although automatic auxiliary systems restored power quickly, and the storage systems are designed with battery backup, some recently written data was located on storage systems which were more susceptible to power failure from extended or repeated battery drain. However, in a very few cases, recent writes were unrecoverable, leading to permanent data loss on the Persistent Disk. ”
Lightning strikes Google Data Center in Belgium on Thursday, August 13 at 09.25 PST, according to the search engine giant. The next day the company reported that it was working to restore the service of some affected discs. On August 16, Google said that less than 0.05 percent of the discs were giving failures.
Google is working to overcome its shortcoming:
Lightning strikes Google Data Center in Belgium four times and after that the company gave a statement according to which it “has an ongoing program of upgrading the storage hardware that is less susceptible to the power failure mode that triggered this incident.”