Google Cloud Outage Triggered By Networking Issue

Google Cloud suffered an outage that slowed down or stopped several popular services on Tuesday afternoon, including Spotify and Snapchat.

Google confirmed via its cloud status dashboard that it became aware of a networking issue impacting its load balancers just after noon PT on Tuesday.

"We are investigating a problem with Google Cloud Global Load balancers returning 502s for many services including AppEngine, Stackdriver, Dialogflow, as well as customer Global Load Balancers," the cloud giant reported at 12:34 p.m. PT.

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According to Google, disruption began within its App Engine, Cloud Networking and Stackdriver, a service that provides performance and diagnostics data to public cloud users.

Google later posted another update informing users that the 502 errors resulting from the issue with its Global Load balancers has been resolved for all affected users as of 1:05 p.m. PT.

"We will conduct an internal investigation of this issue and make appropriate improvements to our systems to help prevent or minimize future recurrence. We will provide a more detailed analysis of this incident once we have completed our internal investigation," Google said on its cloud dashboard.

Many popular third-party services rely on Google Cloud Platform, including messaging app Snapchat, voice and text chat app Discord, and streaming music service Spotify.