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Windows 7: Google services go down, access spotty


17 Apr 2013   #1
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Google services go down, access spotty

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Google Apps email, Gmail and Google Drive are all suffering from service disruptions on Wednesday.

According to Google's status page, Google Mail and Google Drive are having service disruptions.
Read more at:
Google services go down, access spotty | ZDNet


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17 Apr 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Thanks for the heads up.
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17 Apr 2013   #3

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Let me guess. All those services are in a cloud.
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17 Apr 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Let me guess. All those services are in a cloud.

Late Tuesday night I experienced a cloud related service disruption for Apple's ITunes for a few hours.
Don't know if there's any correlation or not.
Something tells me maybe that cloud stuff isn't always what it's cracked up to be.
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18 Apr 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Unless you run your own email servers, email is "in the cloud" by design, so it would be unfair to attack it for that reason.

That said, cloud service disruptions are a signal everytime that nothing beats local services in reliability. Internet go out? Google Drive dead? No problem, your HDD is still there waiting patiently for you.
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18 Apr 2013   #6

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

That was my jest. Cloud computing is nice but not dependable or predictable.
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18 Apr 2013   #7

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

And what is the cloud? Just interconnected mechanical devices, usually ones more reliable that the consumer versions most of us use. Mechanical glitches and failures can happen in the cloud just like they can locally. People can make mistakes, both in the cloud and locally.

Some cloud services are good, some are unreliable. Some software is good, some is bad. Some mechanical devices are good, some are not. Total reliance on local software and hardware is no better or no worse than total reliance on the cloud.

Same as with mechanical devices, with the cloud, you generally get what you pay for.
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