Google Apps, Gmail services disrupted this morning

Google Apps, including Gmail and Google Documents, suffered a disruption this morning.


Google Apps, including Gmail and Google Documents, suffered a disruption this morning.

Users took to Twitter and started complaining about downed services around 8:15 a.m. ET. Some also complained that Google's Status page, which is set up to offer information on outages and disruptions, wasn't reporting the issue.

At 8:58 a.m., though, Google made its first status report, noting that it was investigating reports of an issue with Gmail. Then 11 minutes later, Google reported that the issue was "affecting less than 0.007% of the Google Mail user base."

At 9:51 a.m., Google reported that Gmail had been restored for some users, and at 10:52 a.m., it said Gmail had been restored for all users.

However, the company's Apps Status Dashboard noted that Google Drive, Google Documents, Google Spreadsheets, Google Presentations and Google Groups all were disrupted, as well.

The Admin Control Panel reportedly suffered a total outage.

As of 11:15, all services are reportedly up and running again.

That may be bad news for anyone hoping that a Google Apps disruption would mean less work to do today.

"By the laws of the Internet, if Gmail AND Google Apps for Business are both down, we get the DAY OFF," tweeted @petershankman.

And @Gothamist had the same idea, tweeting: "Gmail down because of Google Apps, giving you airtight excuse to blow off work."

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