Google Blasted over Gmail, Google Apps Outages - Got Downtime? Get Lost

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

Google Blasted Over Gmail,
Google Apps Outages

5. Got Downtime? Get Lost

Tim, whose company sells on-demand services and has been using Google Apps for more than two years, says Google's software has issues every week. He has grown so frustrated that he has lost patience in this post Aug. 6: "A poor record when it comes to 'downtime' is, as it should be, a deal breaker 100% of the time."

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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