There are troubling aspects to this. I want to think, "If ANY company would know about redundant backups and parallel storage abilities, it'd be the world's largest hard-drive maker." That seems like a reasonable comment.
Why not, Seagate?
This makes me think something else is going on. Did they align themselves to the world's worst replication group? Or perhaps it was an outright criminal network (Holy Internet Heroin Dealer, Batman - ya mean THAT network gets shutdown nearly the same time?!!).
That could explain this "outage".
Of course, I'd hope we'd also find Lee Harvey's accomplices there, too, along with Big Foot and Al Capone's safe's contents, too.
I can't really imagine a reason that would be satisfactory, or even one that's assuring the Cloud Service fairy tales might continue. It's a good thing "Always On" is so popular.