Google Cloud’s platform has experienced an outage and that has caused a lot of popular applications and services to become unavailable for users in the past couple of hours, before finally coming back online. The domino effect caused by the software platform from the internet giant has caused apps like Spotify, Discord, Snapchat, and more to join the outage.
Google Cloud Platform Outage: What Happened
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The issue with Google’s cloud platform was its cloud networking features that have been the source of the problem, toppling over other services of the company’s platform that caused this outage. Then, services under the GCP have experienced “404 error unknown” issues, as well as “server is not responding” popups on user screens.
Applications like Snapchat, Spotify, Shopify, Discord, Etsy, and more were gravely affected, as well as other services and websites that use Google Cloud. The company has assured that their problems were because of the cloud server and not their services, with its domain and network seeing the problems of Google’s cloud services.
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Google Cloud’s Outage is Now Solved
According to Google Cloud’s support page, the massive outage that it has faced is now solved and it lasted for a total of two or more hours only. However, the effects were massive for different parts of the country, where people have flocked down status report pages to say that different applications affected were malfunctioning for more than two hours.
Google Cloud and its Mass Effect
Google Cloud is a massive platform and it is one of the top world leaders in providing a cloud service that hosts and brings certain online features of an application to the people that use it. Indeed, it would create a domino effect if it malfunctions or sees an outage, as it would be affecting the service of these applications to deliver their products as well.
The likes of Spotify, Snapchat, Discord, Shopify, and even Etsy were affected by this outage, and it has given the users of these applications a problem with regards to using the application for their experiences. Now, Google said that its cloud platform is back and running, having a stable connection and service now for these apps to work.
Google has seen a lot of disputes over the past weeks and it involves securities and threats to the safety of its users, especially with Gmail and Play Store problems. It was said that these security threats are caused by nefarious entities that aim to unleash their virus or malware to different users with a chain on Google’s services.
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