This mentions the USA and UK (amongst others) but curiously not France although we did experience the outage here.
My Google Workspace went down for about 2 hours - not very reassuring Fortunately, I have a backup synchronisation system and an alternative mail server/address.
Just shows how easy it is to disrupt the lives of hundreds of millions across the world.
I’d love to be a fly on the wall for that outage review
An own goal by Google and its automation - failed to extend its storage for the Authentication system, and failed to tell a human (or perhaps it did and no one did anything) possibly someone looking for a new job after Christmas
possibly get an offer from Dodi Harding for one of her failed projects
Alternative mail address/server not that much use unless people know to send mail to it.
As someone pointed out (in The Register, I think) if you wind up having local or alternative back up because your cloud based system is unreliable, you just negated the main advantage of moving to the cloud.