Google introduces ‘Search Status Dashboard’ to provide real-time service outages

Tech giant Google has introduced a new ‘Search Status Dashboard’, that will report any outages affecting Google search queries at a given moment. The dashboard will show information on any incidents that have happened within the last seven days, and it will even detail whether the issue in question is related to the process of crawling, indexing, or serving search results.

“Over the past couple of years, we’ve been working with our SREs on improved ways to make information about major incidents generally accessible and useful,” Google said in a blog post.

“The goal was to make reporting issues quick, accurate, and easy. As a result, we have launched a new status dashboard and simplified the process of communicating during incidents,” it added.

The company says it will attempt to report service outages on this dashboard within one hour after they occur, and keep on posting consecutive updates about it within the next 12 hours. An issue will be considered resolved once engineers have put together, and deployed, a solution to the issue.

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