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There are a fair few people cursing their displays and tablets this morning after a series of outages took down Google's App Engine, as well as the Tumblr blogging site and a host of smaller operators. "Early this morning App Engine began experiencing slow performance and dropped connections," a spokeswoman told El Reg via …

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  1. Nate Amsden

    opscode chef platform in midst of major outage too

    Not sure if it's related or not.. but it started a few hours ago(Pacific time). Wouldn't surprise me if these were all linked in some way.

    opscode is lucky enough to host their "status" page on tumbler which is down of course too.

  2. 100113.1537

    Bit early on your estimate for Sandy....

    Sandy isn't due until after the weekend, although there will be plenty of wind and rain up the coast before then.

    We noticed very slow network speeds in general around 12.30 am last night here in Canada, but it is no problem now.

  3. K
    Facepalm

    Pfffttt .. should have built their Data Centre's in the UK, at least the weather is predictable...

    Monday - Rain

    Tuesday - Rain

    ....

    ...

    Saturday - Rain..

    1. jonathanb Silver badge

      Yes, but sometimes we have a couple of millimetres of snow, and then the country grinds to a halt.

  4. Dale 3
    Alert

    Hurricane Sandy...

    ...when cloud services go bad!

    1. b0llchit
      Coat

      Re: Hurricane Sandy...

      The cloud is just being blown out of proportion.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Oh, yeah... I plugged two hubs together twice this morning. Sorry, guys. How embarrassing.

  6. moiety

    Got fuck all to do with the hurricane, but it would be quite interesting to know what caused it.

  7. dssf

    Could be more stormy weather ahead if

    Could be more stormy weather ahead if

    Nk ank Sk hackers unite against google for a while...

    http://koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2012/10/117_123119.html

    How can google be so friggin' stupid? Seems as if it WANTS to kill off or drag down its business in SK.

    Stormy weather makes a good distraction.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Facepalm

      Re: Could be more stormy weather ahead if

      Yeah! You defend those uninhabited chunks of rock! You tell those evil map-item-renaming scum where they can stick it! And if Google defeats you, you will die a hero in defense of your potentially lucrative off-shore natural resource access! FOR VALOR! FOR HONOR! FOR NATION!

      GANGNAM STYLE!

  8. teknopaul Silver badge

    from those stats 1/3 of us traffic runs on app engine

    is that really so? or did I miss something. given that 1/3 of traffics probably does not run on app engine is there perhaps more to this story?

  9. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Better check what HAARP has been up to

    Sandy about to do a handbrake turn into the financial district, election going on,

    Interwebs traffic down latency up.

    Something's afoot and I don't mean 304.8mm

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