One person is missing and everything is depopulated saying goes. And when it's a giant web which "absent" is all the users who are clueless. On the night of 16 to August 17, 2013, all of Google's services has been affected by a failure eleven minutes revealed.
This incident was enough to bring down the web traffic by 40% the company said GoSquared observing Internet traffic in real time. The incident is bound to have economic consequences for the Web giant.
Sixteen applications were affected Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Talk, Google Drive, Documents, Spreadsheets, Presentations, Drawings, Sites, Groups, the Administration Console, Postini, Analytics, Maps, Voice and Blogger services. A few minutes after the incident, the Web giant has published on its dashboard a message of apology stating that everything was in order.
This is not the first time that Google's services are dysfunctional but it is the most important long. Thus in April 2012, it is the service that Gmail was interrupted for one hour. Another serious failure had occurred in 2009 , making the search engine unavailable again for an hour.