(Bloomberg)—Portions of Google’s cloud-computing service went down Tuesday, leading to the temporary failure of some popular applications that rely on the technology giant, including Snapchat and Spotify. The disruption affected Google’s service that provides computing storage and data management tools for companies.
“We are aware of issues affecting some of our GCP services and the team is actively investigating,” a spokesman for Alphabet Inc.’s Google said in a statement. Less than an hour after the initial reports, the spokesman said the issues “should be resolved” as of 12:48 p.m. San Francisco time.
The outage hit Google a day after extended service issues for Amazon.com Inc., No. 1 in the Internet Retailer 2018 Top 500. The two companies, along with Microsoft Corp., are the largest providers of data storage over the internet. Some problems on Spotify were fixed within an hour, according to the website DownDetector.com, which tracks outages.
The Home Depot Inc., No. 7 in the Top 500, uses Google to host its e-commerce site. A Home Depot spokesman tells Internet Retailer it was “only briefly impacted” by the outage.
“Something’s not quite right, and we’re looking into it,” Spotify tweeted from the account @SpotifyStatus during the service issue. “Thanks for your reports!”