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The 10 Biggest Cloud Outages Of 2022 (So Far)

Wade Tyler Millward

Cloud outages so far this year have affected companies including Apple, Microsoft and Google.

Cut Cable Downs Google Cloud In June

On June 7, two fiber cuts in Google Cloud’s Middle East network “affected the end-to-end path for several submarine cables, reducing capacity for many telecom and technology companies, including Google,” according to the tech giant.

Although the brunt of the outage hit users outside the U.S., users of Google’s Virtual Private Cloud requiring cross-regional traffic among the northamerica-northeast (Canada), northamerica-southeast and all us-east regions (which includes South Carolina, Northern Virginia and Ohio) “would have experienced packet loss of up to 50%” for about two hours, then “elevated network latency” for another two hours, according to a Google Cloud report.

“To our customers that were impacted during this outage, we sincerely apologize,” according to the report. “We are conducting an internal investigation and are taking steps to improve our

 
Wade Tyler Millward

Wade Tyler Millward is an associate editor covering cloud computing and the channel partner programs of Microsoft, IBM, Red Hat, Oracle, Salesforce, Citrix and other cloud vendors. He can be reached at wmillward@thechannelcompany.com.

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