Computer Business Review first noted the story after a surge in traffic to a story about a previous major Google Cloud outage in November 2019.
That was caused by a “failure in the underlying leader election system” which “resulted in components in the control plane losing and gaining leadership in short succession” in what looked like a major architectural howler from Google Cloud.
These frequent leadership changes halted network programming, preventing VM instances from being created or modified”.
Users are taking to Google’s Twitter page seeking help in some numbers.
GCP, of course, is not alone in having period service provision issues.
Azure has throttled bandwidth for backups and locked out users on free/student accounts as it faces a data centre capacity crunch. AWS appears to be having a largely untroubled pandemic thus far, but has retained a deafening silence about having services knocked down by a mystery DDoS attack in October 2019.
Azure also faced IAM/MFA-related issues late last year lasting 17 hours. That was ultimately blamed on an overloaded Redis cache and fixed by a hard restart.
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