Google suffered a major outage yesterday. According to Google Cloud Dashboard, the outage started at 2019-06-02 12:25 (US/Pacific) and ended at 2019-06-02 16:45 (US/Pacific). In modern computing and network-ed world this outage means a very dangerous sign for all of us. Mostly every internet users in the worlds use one of service owned by Google. Yesterday’s outage affected Google owned service like YouTube, Google Nest, Google Cloud Platform and other services. Even all the services that depends or hosted on Google Cloud Platform like iCloud, Snapchat and other services.
Google tells the world that this outage was due to high levels of network congestion in the eastern USA. But it affected mostly all users from all around the world.
According to DownDetector.com people all around the world was facing the issue.
While Google is going to make it’s position among all the major Cloud service provider, in the meantime it hits this types of long outage. It’s a bad sign not only for Google but also for us and every other major player in tech industry. People rely too much on them and it yesterday showed us that if they goes down, we including all of our information and even the entire internet goes down. It’s OK to be dependable but the service provider like Google should be accountable for this types of incidents and they need to realize how people’s live on their hand.
During the outage, Google Nest users were unable to control their room temperature, unlock their door, can’t monitor webcam. People came on Twitter (it’s lucky for twitter that they don’t depends on Google. huh!) and post their anger in tweet.
This is how people depends on Google and it’s services as well as the services that hosted on Google. I didn’t try to find any individual comments from any third party service yet but if you see on Twitter you will see that all were facing trouble. Of course, this is a bad sign for Google Cloud. When I am writing this, still some people from Europe couldn’t get access some of Google services.
Here is some more coverage for this major outage from prominent news source.
- That major Google outage meant some Nest users couldn’t unlock doors or use the AC
- Major Google Outage Hits YouTube, G Suite, and Third Party Apps Including Discord and Snapchat
- Google Cloud Networking Incident #19009
- Google Compute Engine Incident #19003
- YouTube, Snapchat, Gmail connection issues in eastern US now fixed