Google Cloud Resolves Networking Outage That Took Down Sites

The cloud service provider says it has resolved an error with its networking services that brought down major websites, apps and services as well as some of Google Cloud’s own services Tuesday. It vows to publish an analysis of the incident after it completes an internal investigation.


Google Cloud said it has resolved an error with its networking services that likely caused several major websites and apps to go down mid-day Tuesday.

The Mountain View, Calif.-based cloud service provider gave the update late afternoon Tuesday on its status dashboard after reporting a networking services outage that began around 1 p.m. Eastern Time.

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Google Cloud said the outage affected websites using its Google External Proxy Load Balancer between 12:35 p.m. and 1:10 p.m. Websites and other services continued to experience issues through 2:28 p.m. because configuration changes to the load balancer had not taken effect until then, it added.

The cloud service provider said the networking outage also created service disruptions for its Google Cloud Run, Google App Engine, Google Cloud Functions and Apigee services.

“We will publish an analysis of this incident, once we have completed our internal investigation,” Google Cloud said in its latest status update.

Users on had reported outages earlier in the day for several popular websites, apps and services, including Snapchat, Spotify, Etsy, Pokemon Go, Discord, Target, Shopify and Nest.