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March 10, 2009

Google Apps Status

Next time when you can't access Gmail, Google Calendar is down or Google Docs loads very slowly, visit the Google Apps Status Dashboard. Despite its the name, the page shows the latest status data not just for the Google services that are included in Google Apps, but for the corresponding consumer services as well.

"[The] page offers performance information for Google Apps services. Unless otherwise noted, this status information applies to consumer services as well as services for organizations using Google Apps."

Today's status for Gmail informs that "a small subset of users" couldn't access Gmail and that the service has been restored for most of the affected users in about 3 hours. "The rest of the users should be coming back online within the next 24-36 hours."

Looking back at the historical data, it's clear that the Google application which has the most issues is Gmail. Another Google service that shows a detailed status dashboard is Google App Engine and it would be nice to show similar information for other Google services.


  1. Mira que bien :O! Google y sus cosas x)

  2. What is "Information Available" as a status?

  3. A true IT lingo, "No Issues" ;-)


  4. another good thing... get GOOGLE credit...

    can we add a status indicator for Google Groups?

    to be truthful.. it seems that GG has far more "oops" than most of the others... at least ones that I encounter...

    Gmail and Calendar have been 99 44/100% solid in my experience over the last 3 years.

  5. Where can I see the status of the Google Apps Status Dashboard when that goes down? :)

  6. Interesting question by -
    Anonymous said on March 11, 2009 4:05 AM PDT:

    Any answers ;)


  7. Google's released a new App Status Dashboard that rounds up performance info, site problems, and outages for Google apps including Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, and more. So next time your Gmail account takes a turn for the worse, you can check up with Google to see if it's just you or if it's a system-wide problem.

  8. Sounds great, except that right now I can't access my Google Apps mail, or Gmail help, and the Dashboard isn't returning, either. The problem with these outage pages is that when there's a big outage (as opposed to the constrained one listed above), everybody wants to know what's going on, the dashboard gets flash-crowded, and it goes down as well.

  9. It seems like there are spotty problems with Google Apps today, Oct. 13th, for both Gmail and Google business accounts. The Google business accounts affected the most seem to be the ones that have Themes enabled.

  10. Google Calendar has been down for several hours this morning (you get the multi-language "Server Error Google Calendar is temporarily unavailable. Please try back later. In the meanwhile, you might find useful information on our Help Group and Help Center. We apologize for any inconvenience.)

    However, they are still reporting "No Issues".

  11. Everything is working fine at our Location. I hope problem has been sorted out.

  12. Wow that is a pretty cool feature. I will add that to my list of bookmark URLs. Of course I never have problems with app, just Gmail 8-)