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Windows 7: Gmail Outage Likely Hit Several Million on Thursday

07 Jun 2012   #1
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 
Gmail Outage Likely Hit Several Million on Thursday

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Google's Gmail webmail service was unavailable for more than 90 minutes on Thursday, an outage that may have affected almost 4.8 million users.

Google first acknowledged the problem around 11 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time, and declared it resolved at 12:40 p.m., saying it had affected "less than" 1.38 percent of the Google Mail user base.

Assuming the outage hit 1.37 percent of Gmail's approximately 350 million active users, then the total number of affected users would have been about 4.79 million.

Users impacted were unable to access their Gmail accounts, according to the Google Apps Status dashboard.
Read more at:
Gmail Outage Likely Hit Several Million on Thursday | PCWorld


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08 Jun 2012   #2
Trucidation

 

Interesting. And presumeably all those services tied (read: forcefully welded) to Gmail like YouTube, you couldn't log in there either, so you were shut out from all your subscriptions, favourites, etc?

There's a phrase for that. "Single point of failure".
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08 Jun 2012   #3
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

While a 90 minute outage is rather long, it only affected 1% of the userbase....so 99% of users survived this "single point of failure".
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08 Jun 2012   #4
Urthboundmisfit

Win 10 Pro x64, Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Quote:
Google's Gmail webmail service was unavailable for more than 90 minutes on Thursday, an outage that may have affected almost 4.8 million users.

Google first acknowledged the problem around 11 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time, and declared it resolved at 12:40 p.m., saying it had affected "less than" 1.38 percent of the Google Mail user base.

Assuming the outage hit 1.37 percent of Gmail's approximately 350 million active users, then the total number of affected users would have been about 4.79 million.

Users impacted were unable to access their Gmail accounts, according to the Google Apps Status dashboard.
Read more at:
Gmail Outage Likely Hit Several Million on Thursday | PCWorld
Things that make you go Hmmmmmm....
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11 Jun 2012   #5
Gordon Simmons

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

The same thing happened a couple of weeks ago! and Hotmail has had how many outages? does any have numbers?
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16 Jun 2012   #6
galaxys

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Yep, repeat. Didn't affect anyone I know.
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16 Jun 2012   #7
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
I love these statistics -- yes it might only be 1% of the entire user base but if YOU were affected then as far as you were concerned the effect is just the same as if a total Planet Wide outage had occurred.

I think this shows the futility of people totally relying on these types of services where they have absolutely ZERO control over the quality of delivery.

I have to say that Google considering the numbers of users does a remarkable job with this sort of stuff -- which is Free also to the end user but people should be aware that this type of service is always likely to suffer from unpredictable outages -- should be a warning to those advocating 100% "Cloud based" services too.

Cheers
jimbo
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17 Jun 2012   #8
lkgriffith

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

It is always foolish to rely on someone else to provide a critical service for free. Such things can become very costly.
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17 Jun 2012   #9
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
I love these statistics -- yes it might only be 1% of the entire user base but if YOU were affected then as far as you were concerned the effect is just the same as if a total Planet Wide outage had occurred.

I think this shows the futility of people totally relying on these types of services where they have absolutely ZERO control over the quality of delivery.

I have to say that Google considering the numbers of users does a remarkable job with this sort of stuff -- which is Free also to the end user but people should be aware that this type of service is always likely to suffer from unpredictable outages -- should be a warning to those advocating 100% "Cloud based" services too.

Cheers
jimbo
+1. Especially for that cloud based comment.
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