24 Jan 2014

Gmail, other Google services hit by outage

Posted by iwgcr

A broad outage rocked Gmail and a raft of other Google Web applications Friday January 24 2014, leading many affected users to flood Twitter, other social media sites and discussion forums with complaints. Google acknowledged the Gmail problem at around 2:10 p.m. ET on its Apps Status site, and declared it solved at around 3:20 p.m.

The company later reported on the Apps Status at around 3 p.m. that more than 10 other services were also having problems, including Calendar, Talk, Drive, Docs, Sites, Groups, Voice and Google+ Hangouts.

The outages of most of those applications were declared fixed by 3:25 p.m., with the exception of Google+ Hangouts, which was cleared at around 3:50 p.m.

Later on Friday, Google published a blog post detailing the scope and causes of the outages. For 25 minutes, “most” users of these services were unable to access them, meaning that the outages affected hundreds of millions of people. The outages lasted about an hour for 10 percent of the affected users, according to Google.




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