YouTube, SnapChat, several Google services suffer massive outages


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Several Google services and some services hosted on Google’s Cloud service, suffered massive outages on Sunday.

TheNewsGuru (TNG) reports the massive outages was due to apparent problems with Google’s Cloud service.

The internet giants confirmed the development, saying “Our team is continuing to investigate this issue”.

However, Google has said normalcy has been resolved, after its engineering teams completed a first phase of mitigation work and implemented a second phase.

“The network congestion issue in eastern USA, affecting Google Cloud, G Suite, and YouTube has been resolved for all affected users as of 4:00pm US/Pacific,” Google said.

The disruption affected not only Google’s own properties in the G Suite – Drive, Gmail, Hangouts and other applications, it also took down prominent websites that run on the Cloud service on the backend, like Snapchat and Vimeo.

YouTube, Discord and Gmail all experienced outages, as well, in what seemed like over half of the internet experienced total blackout.

“We will conduct an internal investigation of this issue and make appropriate improvements to our systems to help prevent or minimize future recurrence.

“We will provide a detailed report of this incident once we have completed our internal investigation,” the firm said.

The high levels network congestion in the eastern USA, affecting multiple services in Google Cloud, G Suite and YouTube meant that users suffered slow performance or intermittent errors.

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Meanwhile, reactions have trailed the outages, which practically left people on the internet with an unexpected amount of time on their hands.

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