Android 14 Jan
Search engine giant Google suffered from a server outage yesterday that affected a wide range of services that are either owned by Google or other platforms and apps that run on Google’s very own services and servers. The issue begins on 3MP ET / 12MP PT when the hiccups began in YouTube, Gmail, Snapchat, Discord, Nest, etc around the globe due to issues in Google’s Cloud services. The issue was resolved after 4 hours where the outage was experienced around the globe.
While the outage was mainly affecting East Coast in the United States, reports from around the globe regarding YouTube and Gmail not working properly. G Suite status dashboard also showed problems while the Down Detector tools also listed YouTube outages in various countries.
Services like Snapchat, Discord, and Vimeo that use Google’s servers in the backend got affected. Interestingly, one of the world’s leading names in the e-commerce industry Shopify faced hiccups with a lot of online e-commerce stores were facing issues in processing credit card payments.
The cause of the problem was shared to be “high levels of network congestion in the eastern USA”. The company’s representative shared that “We will conduct a post mortem and make appropriate improvements to our systems to prevent this from happening again,”
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