Hi @Peter_Yates , in a way, this is the plus and the minus of building on cloud hosted services. Just like you build on AppSheet, we deploy every day, we try not to break you but sometimes we do (too often at the moment but it will get better this year), the same is true for the services we build on. And we depend on many services starting from sign in services to cloud file systems to email services, PDF converters, etc.
It is generally a very good thing that Google Cloud Platform updates its services regularly. The virtual machines and database servers need regular upgrades, security patches, etc. We really shouldn’t need to know about them or care about them. In fact, this has not happened in the last year while we have run the database on GCP. So this is an anomalous occurrence. We have to understand why it happened though.