Google apologises for Blogger outages

by admin October 28, 2006 at 3:36 pm

Legacy hardware difficulties caused multiple outages this week, affecting many bloggers

Internet search giant Google has apologised for a series of “unplanned outages” on its Blogger site over the past week.

Google’s blogging service experienced five outages, both planned and unplanned, due to “power failures, fileserver trouble, and wonky network hardware”, according to Pete Hopkins, a Google programmer and blogger.

Major Blogger troubles began on Saturday with an outage that lasted more than three hours, caused by the failure of both a “critical component and its backup”, according to the Blogger Status blog.

Hopkins wrote: “Blogger had a significant number of unplanned outages this last week (forgive me my euphemisms?) and a handful of planned ones to clean up from the unplanned ones.”

Read more: ZDNet UK