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After Googlefail, will you trust online apps?


Well, that was different. It turns out that Google wasn’t the victim of a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack by others; Google managed to knock-out its own network.


With network engineers like this, who needs crackers?

Urs Hoelzle, Google’s senior VP of operations explained, that Google had sent some of its traffic through Asia. Hoelzle wrote, “Imagine if you were trying to fly from New York to San Francisco, but your plane was routed through an airport in Asia. And a bunch of other planes were sent that way too, so your flight was backed up and your journey took much longer than expected. That’s basically what happened to some of our users today.”

Besides search, all, and I mean all, of Google’s applications were knocked out. Which leads me to the question, “Do we really want to rely on Google or any of SaaS (Software as a Service) for our programs?”

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