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Google's App Engine Breakdown Casts Concerns Over Cloud Computing

Google's application-hosting service, "Google App Engine," suffered an outage on Tuesday, highlighting one of the downsides of the new cloud computing services, reports Nancy Gohring of IDG News Service. Between 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. PST and again later in the day, a significant percentage of users trying to access the service were unable to do so, according to a post on the Google App Engine forum.

"This outage was the result of a bug in our datastore servers and was triggered by a particular class of queries," wrote a member of the App Engine Team who called himself "Pete."

Read full story: InfoWorld

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