Google Gmail Undergoes 30 Minutes of Downtime
After Google Gmail experienced a temporary outage that cut off e-mail service to a small number of users, Google reports that it has restored service to the majority of affected Gmail users. A small subset will need to wait until March 11 to use the e-mail application. This follows a much larger February outage that left users in the United States and parts of Europe and Asia without Gmail.Google Gmail experienced a minor outage at around 5 a.m. EDT on the morning of March 10 that affected a small number of users. "We were able to restore access for the vast majority of affected users in about half an hour," Andrew Kovacs, a Google spokesperson, said in an e-mail.
An update on the Google Apps Status Dashboard noted that service would be restored for the remaining "small subset of users of Google Mail at March 11, 2009 9:30:00 AM UTC-4."