FYI...Gmail/Google Drive... outages
Dec 10 2012 - "... Google's Drive and Gmail services are back online after having been hit by outages, with the cause or causes still unknown... both services were inaccessible or running very slowly. Chrome web browsers were also crashing when users tried to access the services, some users reported. The website downrightnow.com*, which tracks if websites are experiencing problems also noted the outages..."
Last status change: Dec 11 2012 ...
Last widespread service disruption: Dec 11 2012 ...(See the graphic...)
Dec 11, 2012 - "... disruption of service affecting the company’s Chrome Web browser and Gmail service. It was previously unclear what caused the services to simultaneously crash and some suspected the company was hit with a denial-of-service attack. Google engineer Tim Steele took to the company’s developer forums to clear up the confusion and confirmed what some developers had already suspected: The reason for the crash had to do with the Google Sync servers getting overwhelmed following a change in the code
, not a DDoS attack..."