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UK data centers can’t handle the heat

As temperatures in the UK reached a record-breaking 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) on Tuesday, data centers belonging to Oracle and Google Cloud reported cooling-related failures, causing issues for customers trying to access services.

Multiple Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services were disrupted, including networking, storage and object compute resources, all of which are powered by servers in the south of England, where temperatures were among the hottest on record.

A message appeared on Oracle’s status page at 4.41pm BST stating: “As a result of unseasonal temperatures in the region, a subset of cooling infrastructure within the UK South (London) Data Center experienced an issue.”

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Source:: Network World – Data Center