NHS staff are being given free access to Microsoft’s Teams communication platform to help colleagues stay in touch during the Covid-19 outbreak. The platform allows colleagues to make video and audio calls as well as send instant messages to one another and use other collaborative tools. Microsoft said it hoped key workers would be able to use the system to share updates on their patients.
Google revealed a set of wheels supporting one of its data centre racks buckled, precipitating a chain of events that resulted in some CPUs overheating, disrupting Search, Gmail, and other services for some users.
The unusual episode was discovered after a site reliability engineer on the company's traffic and load balancing was alerted that Google services being supported by its edge network were producing an abnormally high number of errors.