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Google outage :Nest users couldn’t unlock doors or use the AC

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callihan44

If you’re a Google user, you probably noticed some trouble last night when trying to access Google-owned services. Last night, Google reported several issues with its Cloud Platform, which made several Google sites slow or inoperable. Because of this, many of Google’s sites and services–including Gmail, G Suite, and YouTube–were slow or completely down for users in the U.S. and Europe.

 

However, the Google Cloud outage also affected third-party apps and services that use Google Cloud space for hosting. Affected third-party apps and services include Discord, Snapchat, and even Apple’s iCloud services.

But an especially annoying side effect of Google Cloud’s downtime was that Nest-branded smart home products for some users just failed to work. According to reports from Twitter, many people were unable to use their Nest thermostats, Nest smart locks, and Nest cameras during the downtime. This essentially meant that because of a cloud storage outage, people were prevented from getting inside their homes, using their AC, and monitoring their babies.

 

I wondered how long it would take for something like this to happen

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nrf

indeed! I wonder if there will be enough outrage to motivate any vendors to rethink their architecture for functioning during an outage.

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cskenney

The Nest thermostat does not operate at all if not connected to the internet?  Seems odd and if that is true I would get rid of it immediately.

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Trig0r

There should be no requirement for an active internet connection, we have access control here that we use that pushes the config required for that controller, to the controller, so if there are any connectivity issues the unit carries on doing what it is meant to do, bar live event logs, until the connection is restored, then it'll dump its log buffer..

 

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