Google cloud, Asian wobble

Google's Cloud Platform has suffered a 3.5 hour wobble in its asia-east1-a region.

The company reports that as of 12:23 Pacific Time on September 20th, Compute Engine was “taking multiple minutes to create new VMs, restart existing VMs that terminated, or attaching disks to running VMs”.

The problem persisted for nearly three hours before a fix was applied.

Google will provide a proper explanation of the wobble in due time. The Register suggests the smart money is on a botched patch. ®

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