The month of September won’t be one that lives long in Google’s memory when it comes to providing its international customer base with problem-free services.
Going down on Thursday and requiring around three hours to fully resolve, this latest outage marks the second time in the last three weeks that Google’s online e-mail service has been hamstrung by an abrupt operational hiccup.
“Mail was back to full speed for everyone around 8 am Pacific and the issue affecting Contacts was resolved shortly after. We’re sorry for the inconvenience,” the search giant added.
Ten of millions of Gmail account holders were similarly affected by a sudden outage earlier this month when Google’s routers unexpectedly sagged beneath the weight of diverted traffic during a supposedly routine server upgrade.