Google Explains Google Docs Outage on Wednesday

Written by John Ponio    Friday, 09 September 2011 16:23

Google Logo

Google recently came out with a blog post regarding the Google Docs outage that occurred on Wednesday. For those of you who don't know, Google Docs was inaccessible on Wednesday for about an hour. "So what happened? The outage was caused by a change designed to improve real time collaboration within the document list. Unfortunately this change exposed a memory management bug which was only evident under heavy usage" the blog post said. Google's engineers were alerted of the spikes within 60 seconds, started rolling back the update 23 minutes after they were alerted, and the problem was fixed within an hour. You can read the rest of the blog post here.