Performance Problems on Google’s Blogger Service

Hallelujah! I’m glad to see that Google’s Blogger service is doing something about serious performance problems.

As many of you know, I’m also the editor of We’ve been using Blogger since the site began in 2001. In the past several months Blogger’s performance has been very poor. The ResourceShelf editing team is located throughout the United States and all of us regularly experience problems getting logged-on and posting items. According to this InfoWorld article: Google’s Blogger faces performance problems quotes an item on Blogger’s Buzz Blog that the main issue is electrical power.

“Performance is a huge priority for us and we’re adding a bunch of new machines right now to speed things up,” Stone wrote. “New machines are not an issue because here at Google we can add them quite smoothly as needed. The real issue is power — actual electricity, if you can believe it. So now we’re adding more power in addition to more machines.”

Google’s electrical power issues have been mentioned in the past. For example, Eric Schmidt touches on it in this 2004 lecture from the Stanford Business School. They’re also mentioned at the conclusion of this article about Google’s data centers.

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