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When Google Goes Down The Impact Is Severe

On July 2nd, a Sunday, the unthinkable happened. The technical experts at Google misconfigured their systems resulting in a major outage for two and a half hours. As a result, juggernaut Google properties such as YouTube and Google cloud suffered a huge loss in traffic. In that critical amount of time, YouTube traffic dropped 10% and Google Cloud Storage traffic dropped 30%. Moreover, the mishap negatively affected one percent of more than one billion Gmail users. The big name customers that were affected include Snapchat, Vimeo, Shopify, Discord, and Pokemon GO...