Google Blasted over Gmail, Google Apps Outages - Has Google Set the Bar Too High?

By Clint Boulton  |  Posted 2008-08-12 Print this article Print

Google Blasted Over Gmail,
Google Apps Outages

1. Has Google Set the Bar Too High?

Google's Gmail and Apps outage caused some awkward moments. "It's extremely annoying. I was just recommending this service to a client today. Now I'm not so sure it's reliable enough. I know every hosted service has outages, I just expected better from Google." -

Google isn't supposed to go down. Yet Google Gmail and Google Apps went down for 15 hours Aug. 6 and 7. And on Aug. 11, Gmail went down for 2 hours. Users made their discontent known in discussion boards and blogs, raising the broader question: If they can't rely on Google as their Web platform, who can they rely on?

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