Google Went Down Leaving Gmail, Drive, YouTube, and More Inaccessible
A handful of Google’s services went down, leaving businesses and consumers unable to access their Google accounts and platforms, including Gmail, Drive, Maps, and more. According to DownDetector, the outage seemed to have impacted most of the United States’ east coast, as well as a sizable reach in Europe. Although the outage was relatively short, lasting around half an hour, it impacted productivity for millions of organizations that use Google to do their jobs.
What does this mean?
A Google outage can mean more than frustrated clients. When small and medium businesses (SMBs) are unable to access the platforms they use to do their work, they assume we as managed service providers can fix it. Unfortunately, we cannot resolve cloud outages, but we do take precautionary measures to ensure our clients’ data is not lost.
Cloud outages can lead to SMBs facing potentially business-threatening downtime, and an unknown resolution timeline. To ease the stress of our clients at Data Safe, we do our best to be proactive in communicating the situation. Assuring that the tools are in place to prevent data loss.
How SaaS backup can help
With cloud outages, it’s never guaranteed that data won’t be lost, and the only way to ensure clients’ data isn’t permanently deleted is with a reliable, third-party backup solution. With recurring backups of clients’ data with tools like Datto SaaS Protection, we ensure that clients can access any business-critical data they need in the event of an outage or a data-loss scenario. Watch the video to learn more about this level of protection. Contact our team at Sales@DataSafellc.com to schedule a complimentary consultation.