Google Drive Experiences a Glitchy Week

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – This week hasn’t proven stable for personal cloud option Google Drive. According to a report from IDG News Service appearing via, the service was hit by a total of three outages (OUCH!).

According to Google’s App Status Dashboard, Drive faced issued on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

Some of the problems prompted users of the platform with Server Error 503 messages along with slow speeds.

The longest of the downtime persisted Thursday with the company issuing a closing remark upon the service’s restoration: “The problem with Google Drive should be resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support. Please rest assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google, and we are making continuous improvements to make our systems better.”

IDG’s report noted the initial problem resulted from the company’s networks control software. Latency was further increased via load balancing, thus resulting in further problems.

Google Drive originally launched in April of last year. It provides users with 5GB of cloud free space.