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Google Servers Fired: Company Investigating Problem

Google Servers Fired: Company Investigating Problem
Google Servers Fired: Company Investigating Problem
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A fire at a Google data center in Iowa led to longer-than-normal search times and other problems for Google and many websites as a whole, which began late Monday night and continued into Tuesday morning.

Around 9:00 pm Eastern time, Google users began to see search results taking much longer than the usual few seconds. The problems , including the outages, lasted for several hours and peaked around 10 PM before complaints of outages subsided again around 11:30 PM, according to Downdetector.

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The issues included not only slow results, but also issues with the quality of results, including getting very old listings in front of users, according to the SEO Roundtable. Although the interruptions have gradually decreased,  quality and speed problems are still experienced by some users.

Google Servers Fired: Company Investigating Problem

Google Searches for the Source of the Problem

The SF Gate downtime appears to have been caused by a fire reported at 11:59 a.m. Monday morning at a Google data center in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The resulting fire also  severely burned three electricians . One of the electricians was taken by helicopter to the Nebraska Medical Center, while the other two were transported by ambulance. Police said all three were conscious and breathing at the time of their transfer.

Google said in a statement that it was aware of the “electrical incident” in the data center:

“The health and safety of all employees is our absolute priority and we are working closely with partners and local authorities to thoroughly investigate the situation and provide assistance as needed.”

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