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Google Cloud goes down, taking YouTube, Gmail, Snapchat, and others with it

• https://www.zdnet.com, By Catalin Cimpanu

A mysterious outage has hit Google Cloud, one of the biggest cloud service providers on the internet, and thousands of sites have gone down as a result, including both Google and non-Google services.

Affected companies include some of the biggest names around, such as Snapchat, Vimeo, Shopify, Discord, Pokemon GO; but also most of Google's own services, like YouTube, Gmail, Google Search, G Suite, Hangouts, Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Nest, and others.

In an extreme case of irony, according to a Google employee, the outage was so severe that it also took down internal tools Google engineers were using to communicate among each other about the outage, making recovery efforts even more difficult.

"We're having what appears to be a serious networking outage," the Google employee said in a HackerNews post.

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