Since very early today, US Eastern Daylight Time, Google’s Postini services have been experiencing some service issues. It is unknown as of this writing as to the cause or full scope of the issue. However, when logging into the Postini support portal, an administrator is given the following status indicators:
We have been Postini customers over 4 years now and this is the first time an outage like this has happened. It’s not a full outage as messages are still coming in although at a trickling rate rather than normal expected volumes. This outage is so bad that my ability to login to the support portal is impacted. I receive either an internal 500 server error or “Too many connectionsCould Not Select DB”. A recent update notification said that a secondary Postini secondary data center has been enabled.
The recent GMAIL outage raised some concerns about cloud computing. I wonder if today’s Google Postini outage is a symptom of some deeper Google service delivery problem.
Thanks for reading & let’s continue to be good network citizens! Hopefully you are not trying to send me any messages, who knows how long it might take for the message to reach me today. Otherwise, let me know what you think here in the comments.