Google Blasted over Gmail, Google Apps Outages - Is Gmail Still Better than the Rest?

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

Google Blasted Over Gmail,
Google Apps Outages

4. Is Gmail Still Better than the Rest?

"As this is the first time in several months we have experienced a hiccup I will hold my opinion on Google," wrote Matthieu Heimer Aug. 6. "When we had Yahoo as a host, our e-mail was going out domain-wide weekly. And when it went down everything was lost. Hopefully that is not the case with 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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