Google cloud ''loses'' data (sky falling; film at 11)

Google is sorry to report it's lost some cloud customers' data. Lightning struck four times near its St. Ghislain, Belgium data center, causing some Google Compute Engine (GCE) storage to go bye-bye, without sufficient battery backup to commit.

Cue the usual cast of characters who'd never trust cloud computing. Ever.

The GCE europe-west1-b zone Persistent Disk service is what's affected, but Google claims the amount of data lost is minuscule.

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Your humble blogwatcher curated these bloggy bits for your entertainment.

Aunty speaks peace unto nation (yes, even to Belgium):

Yevgeniy Sverdlik clarifies where the strikes happened:

Mike Wheatley uses a colorful metaphor -- "Lightning strike wipes out data":

Loud bang after flash Dave Neal before Zod: [You're fired -Ed.]

Meanwhile, Simon Sharwood says a second saw:

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