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Enlarge / Well-liked “is it me?” website DownDetector shows a large spike of person studies of YouTube outages. The positioning itself (and related apps) remained purposeful, however movies didn’t play efficiently throughout the outage.

Jim Salter

Final night time between 7:10pm and 9:13pm Jap Time, YouTube was unavailable to its customers. The outage doesn’t seem to have been restricted to any explicit market or area. YouTube’s group acknowledged the problem inside 10 minutes or so of the spike on DownDetector, and YouTubeTV chimed in an hour later to acknowledge that the unexplained concern introduced it down as effectively.

Simply over two hours after the preliminary spike of person studies, Staff YouTube assured customers that the service was again on-line, although with no clarification by any means about what went improper or how the issue had been fastened—both on its Twitter accounts or within the help thread it opened to maintain customers apprised of the outage standing. That is an unlucky distinction to different huge providers, which have a tendency to supply pretty detailed explanations in brief order throughout comparable outages.

Though YouTube is owned by Google, the service is not included within the Google Cloud Dashboard or G Suite Dashboard—each of which report important technical element about engineering points as they happen, and neither of which reported any important issues final night time. When reached for remark, YouTube representatives up to now should not offering any additional particulars and easily refer any inquiries to the tweets linked above.

AndroidPolice’s Ryan Hager studies that Google providers have additionally seen main outages in September and March of this yr, together with comparatively minor outages (affecting Drive and Nest solely) in September, April, and March. In his phrases, “it has been a tough yr for Google’s uptime.”


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