25th March 2013
The popular Google Drive cloud service was recently hit by three service interruptions rendering users unable to access their files and applications for a number of hours.
Over 30% of users were affected by the first two downtimes, one for three hours on Monday and another for two hours on Tuesday, which were triggered by a bug in the Google network's control software. The final outage occurred on Thursday when the drive was hit by a 12 hour outage, one of the longest yet.
Google Drive is one of Google's free suites of cloud apps and, in addition to personal use, is used by businesses, schools and government agencies. The down time for the service, especially when combined with the Microsoft downtime the week before, has already sparked questions about the stability of cloud for business, something which may well have companies seeking alternatives through VPW's local Plymouth computer services who can offer a more tailored and responsive service even if something does go wrong.
Image Credit: Google Inc. (Wikimedia Commons)
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