Category Archives: downtime


Amazon Crashes The Cloud

Just when we thought things were looking up for SMB and enterprise to move into the cloud via Google Apps, Salesforce and distributed file and database hosting, Amazon loses control over their cloud services hosted in Virginia.

It’s now on day two of the outage and really big social media services like and Hootsuite have experienced serious downtime. Countless other sites running using Amazon’s services for ecommerce and product delivery have also been affected.… Continue Reading...

Gmail is down…again 9/24/2009

gmail iconFolks,

Looks like many Gmail users (including Google Apps users) are having trouble accessing their email.  The workaround again is to connect via IMAP through a desktop client like Thunderbird, Apple Mail or Outlook.

You can check status updates on Gmail over at Google’s AppStatus page

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We’re aware of a problem with Google Mail affecting a small subset of users. The affected users are unable to access Google Mail, but we’ve provided a workaround below.… Continue Reading...