Google Cloud was down for over five hours yesterday, shortly before we see more of Stadia

Google Cloud was down for over five hours yesterday, shortly before we see more of Stadia

Google's web servers had issues for more than five hours yesterday (Sunday, June 2nd 2019), taking several major platforms out of action in the process.

As reported by The Verge, the search and tech giant's outage started at 19:00 BST and mostly affected Google's East Coast operations. The company's own services - YouTube, Gmail and G Suite - were affected, in addition to third-parties such as Discord, Snapchat and Vimeo.

In a statement to The Verge, Google said there was "high levels of network congestion" on the US East Coast.

“We will conduct a post mortem and make appropriate improvements to our systems to prevent this from happening again,” a Google spokesperson said.

“We sincerely apologise to those that were impacted by today’s issues.”

The search and tech giant resolved this issue at 1:30 BST this morning.

This isn't great news for Google, who is currently in the process of putting the finishing touches to its Stadia streaming platform, which is set to launch at the end of the year. What's more, the tech firm is meant to be showing off more of Stadia during June, following its reveal at GDC 2019.

In lieu of much in the way of details, took a look at the staff working on the Stadia platform following its reveal

PCGamesInsider Contributing Editor

Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.


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