Google blames outage on system error and online traffic jam
Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 16/05/2009 02:56
Google Inc. is blaming this morning's Google Apps service outage on a system error that caused a major traffic jam.
The company reported that the outage, which started a little before 11 a.m. EDT, caused about 14% of Google users to face slow service or interruptions. The problem affected all Google products, including Google Search, Google News, Gmail, Google Maps and Google Reader.
Google gasped Thursday morning--and many others on the Internet shuddered.
By mid morning in New York City, the Google outage seemed to be system-wide: its search, calendar, e-mail ... everything associated with the company seems slow or entirely down.