Google Blasted over Gmail, Google Apps Outages - New Gmail Outage Hits the Blogosphere

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

Google Blasted Over Gmail,
Google Apps Outages

9. New Gmail Outage Hits the Blogosphere

GigaOm's Om Malik wrote on his blog Aug. 11: "Given that our company relies on Google's Gmail and GTalk service, our operations came to a standstill this afternoon. We aren't a large company but the losses are very real, especially in productivity. I wonder how the big customers of 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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