Friday, May 15 2009
Google has become a way of life to many that when it goes off for a second or it is slow for any reason, the world over seems to notice in a bit. We are talking about the most popular online service in the world.
Services like News, Gmail, You Tube among others were yesterday affected as so many users could not access their information for about an hour. Google was quick to apologize but also blamed the problem on the high traffic from Asia.
"An error in one of our systems caused us to direct some of our traffic through Asia," said Urs Hoelzle, a spokesman for the company. "As a result, about 14% of our users experienced slow services or even interruptions," he said. "We've been working hard to make our services ultrafast and 'always on', so it's especially embarrassing when a glitch like this one happens.
"We're very sorry that it happened, and you can be sure that we'll be working even harder to make sure that a similar problem won't happen again," said Mr Hoelzle, Google's senior vice president of operations.
Giants like Google being faced with such problems simply means that one search engine is not enough and therefore need for others to ensure that we do not loose the one thing we have learnt not to live without.
Early this year the Gmail and search service broke down leaving many users in an information black out of information and data that had been stored on their emails.
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