Gmail Goes Down – Google Servers Faces Outage

by Praneeth Karnena 0

Google Outage
Google Outage
Google Outage

Tech giant, Google is down once again. The internet behemoth, Google has faced outage for about 5 minutes on 24th Jan, 2016 around 21:20 hours (IST). The reason was unknown but it would have incurred great loss for the tech giant. Google‘s product pages were returning a 500 Server Error. 

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Google Goes Down
Google Goes Down

Google didn’t release any official statements stating the problem of the error. We reached out to Google for comment but it remained unresponsive. 500 Internal Server Error is a generic error message, given when no more specific message is suitable. Google handles 60,000 search queries per second. Google has processed 1.7 trillion search queries in the year 2015.

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Google Search Queries
Google Search Queries

Curious facts:

  • In 1999, it took Google one month to crawl and build an index of about 50 million pages.
    In 2012, the same task was accomplished in less than one minute.
  • 16% to 20% of queries that get asked every day have never been asked before.
  • Every query has to travel on average 1,500 miles to a data center and back to return the answer to the user.
  • A single Google query uses 1,000 computers in 0.2 seconds to retrieve an answer.
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