The 10 Biggest Cloud Outages Of 2012

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6. Google Talk

Google Talk, the chat service used by Google Gmail customers, went down for almost five hours on July 27.

Google's Talk Service dashboard kept customers updated throughout the outage, and Google apologized when the service was restored, saying in part: "Please rest assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google, and we are making continuous improvements to make our systems better."


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