Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday August 19, 2015

Google Loses Data As Lightning Strikes

According to a statement from Google, just .000001% of disk space was permanently affected by the lightning strike. I wonder how many petabytes that is? Exabytes maybe? Zettabytes?

"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," it said. The GCE service allows Google's clients to store data and run virtual computers in the cloud. It's not known which clients were affected, or what type of data was lost.