Some users of Google’s services in the eastern US saw a bout of errors and slow performance for a while. The issue was reportedly caused by high levels of network congestion in the region. The company says that the issues have since been resolved.
Google says that the incident began at 12:25 PM US Pacific Time, which translates to 3:25 AM local time. The company managed to resolve the issue at a little over four hours later, but did not elaborate on what caused the congestion. Affected services include YouTube, Google Cloud and G Suite.
Incidentally, Snapchat was also affected by the high levels of congestion during the same period of time. Reuters reports that it uses Google Cloud, which may explain the Snapchat outage coinciding with the Google Cloud issues.
For what it’s worth, it doesn’t look like it affects us here in Malaysia directly. Google has said that it will investigate the issue internally, and will provide more details once that has been completed.