Google admitted that one of its data centers in Belgium hit four consecutive lightning strikes that led to permanent data loss.

Several bolts not hit the data center itself, but got into the local power grid and Google explained that the problems resulting from 0.000001% of all data at the location had a negative impact.

A number of disks affected by the strike, which was originally supposed to be completely lost since become available and customers who reserved their information to data loss were able to restore lost data.

Construction Google Compute Engine (SDC) is part of the Google Cloud Platform worst affected by the shutdown, and it is still unclear the identity of individual clients were affected by the lightning strikes.

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“Although the automatic auxiliary systems power restored quickly, and storage systems are designed with battery backup, some of the newly written data located on storage systems that were more susceptible to outages electricity leakage prolonged or repeated battery, “Google said in statement .

Google added that it continues to upgrade equipment in their data centers around the world, to prevent occasional questions this nature arising again. Modernization will likely include the addition of 3D NAND flash memory chips from Samsung at some point in the near future following the deal, signed in April.