Google hasn't confirmed the outage yet, but its app status monitoring page confirms the outage:
#googledrive is down. *panic mode*-- Eric Paré (@ericpare) October 27, 2014
Google Drive appears to be down? http://t.co/saynLW0w48 #newellfonda-- Timothy A. Limbert (@limbert65) October 27, 2014
UPDATE 1850 UTC: Problem seems to continue, this is the official status log as of now from Google Apps team:
10/27/14 5:20 PM
We're investigating reports of an issue with Google Drive. We will provide more
information shortly. Affected users will notice 500 errors and latency.
10/27/14 6:20 PM
We are continuing to investigate this issue. We will provide an update by
10/27/14 8:30 PM detailing when we expect to resolve the problem.
10/27/14 8:18 PM
Our team is continuing to investigate this issue. We will provide an update
by 10/27/14 10:30 PM with more information about this problem. Thank you for
Update 21:30 UTC: Google Drive is working again. Here's an update from Google Apps service monitoring page:
10/27/14 10:50 PM
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.
Written by: Petteri Pyyny @ 27 Oct 2014 12:09