Google Fails, Talks about Flight Paths to Asia

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hellwig

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Apparently Google's "everything remains in beta" philosophy applies to their webhosting as well. How do you accidently route 14% of your traffic through asia?

I've never been affected by a google outtage, but monthly reports on outtages don't give me much confidence that they know what they're doing. Some people pay a big premium for reliability, but I guess while Google remains free we're going to keep getting what we pay for. I feel sorry for companies that pay google for things like Corporate Email and whatnot.
 

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Ahhh.........this might explain why I was getting an error message in gmail about my system administrator blocking the chat function...
 

ravewulf

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I don't think I was using anything Google related at the time, so I wouldn't have noticed. It is nice to see the humor in the plane analogy though
 

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14% for an hour... out 8760 hours in a year... that's not bad.
Also does anyone remember not to put all your eggs in one basket?
 

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I had problems, any site that used google's ad services wouldn't work for me along with gmail and google maps and such. But hey it's all good now:).
 
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At least they are mature enough to blame them selves and apologize for it...
Not that they really have to, since most of us use their services all for free ;)
 

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If their NOC was working properly they should have noticed the huge spike, or dip depending on the side, and immediately notified whomever made the change. Sounds like a broken system to me.
 

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It's not a big deal. Google is a large company and is obligated by its notoriety to better itself and to ensure that service downtime isn't equated with the Google branding. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger...
 
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