Machines also struggle with heat. Google Cloud and Oracle’s servers encountered numerous problems during the day of July 19, in the middle of a heat wave. The two companies refer to “unusual temperatures” as responsible for the overheating of the machines.
On the Google Cloud server status page, it says: “There was a failure related to cooling in one of our buildings which houses part of the capacity of the Europe zone.” Same finding on Oracle’s status page, which reported: “Due to the unusual temperatures in the region, part of the cooling infrastructure within the UK South (London) data center experienced an issue. This resulted in shutting down part of our service infrastructure to prevent uncontrolled hardware outages.“
If today everything is back to normal, some users hosting websites on these servers fear that they have lost data. The two companies therefore invite the persons concerned to inquire with the qualified services in order to resolve the various problems which may have occurred during this heat wave incident.