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Inaccurate Server Configuration Caused Google Cloud Service Outage On Sunday

  • Google, Tuesday, June 4, 2019 1:40 PM
The disruption in service on Sunday was caused by an “incorrectly applied” server configuration, according to the Inside Google Cloud blog. The configuration should have been applied to a small number of servers in a specific region, but was applied to a larger number across several regions. The mistake limited network capacity. Google says it identified the issue within seconds, but it took much longer to fix the problem. The impact was slight. YouTube measured a 2.5% drop of views for one hour, while Google Cloud Storage measured a 30% reduction in traffic. Approximately 1% of active Gmail users had problems with their account, representing millions of users who couldn’t receive or send email.

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