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Google Sends Web Traffic Through Asia, Causing Outages

     
3:06 pm on May 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

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An error in one of our systems caused us to direct some of our web traffic through Asia, which created a traffic jam. As a result, about 14% of our users experienced slow services or even interruptions.

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3:40 pm on May 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

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So we couldn't get results on Tiananmen Square for a couple of hours
4:06 pm on May 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I'm curious as to how much lost revenue that equates to..
I saw a neat graph that illustrated the drop, pretty severe on it's impact..maybe I should get my CCIE to help them out..
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I'm curious as to how much lost revenue that equates to..

Minimal for them, but a large chunk of money to us (from our perspective that is) :)
9:56 pm on May 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

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caused us to direct some of our web traffic through Asia, which created a traffic jam.

Google may have created a number of things, but they did *NOT* create traffic jams in Asia. :)
 

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