U.S. Ranks Low in Google Downtime Study

 
 
By Evan Schuman  |  Posted 2007-09-29 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The U.S. ranks near the bottom in a global survey of downtime for the Google Web search site.

When it comes to global downtime, Google doesnt seem to play favorites. Among 32 key countries Google plays in locally, its home country of the United States came in near the bottom, in position 26, with 31 minutes of downtime from Sept. 1, 2006, to Sept. 1, 2007, according to Web performance survey results released Sept. 27 by Pingdom.
"Google Search users in the United States are 10 times more likely to encounter a problem than users in Brazil," said the report. Brazil did indeed fare well, sustaining only 3 minutes of downtime during that same period.
Googles DoubleClick deal faces Senate scrutiny. Click here to read more. Rounding out the top five localized Googles sites were Netherlands (11 minutes of downtime), India (12 minutes), Thailand (13 minutes) and Japan (15 minutes).
The five worst sites were Israel (34 minutes), Turkey (40 minutes), Singapore (46 minutes), Taiwan (46 minutes) and Sweden (48 minutes). "Even though this survey contains some surprising results, none of the monitored websites passed below 99.99 percent uptime, which has to be considered extremely good, even for a company with the resources of Google," the report said. Retail Center Editor Evan Schuman can be reached at Evan.Schuman@ziffdavisenterprise.com. Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest news, views and analysis on servers, switches and networking protocols for the enterprise and small businesses.
 
 
 
 
Evan Schuman is the editor of CIOInsight.com's Retail industry center. He has covered retail technology issues since 1988 for Ziff-Davis, CMP Media, IDG, Penton, Lebhar-Friedman, VNU, BusinessWeek, Business 2.0 and United Press International, among others. He can be reached by e-mail at Evan.Schuman@ziffdavisenterprise.com.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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