A number of users and Google now report that Gmail for Google Apps, as well as Google Drive, Documents, Spreadsheets, Presentations and the Admin control panel/API are currently experiencing service disruption or outage issues for some users. Others appear to be unaffected by the outage, and it’s unclear what the exact cause is yet.
Google has responded with the following comment about the outage and its efforts to restore service for those affected:
We are currently investigating issues with Gmail, Drive and Docs as well as the Google Apps Control Panel. We are providing more information and frequent updates through our Google Apps Status Dashboard, which you can find here http://www.google.com/appsstatus#hl=en&v=status&ts=1366206964509.
We will post the root cause of the issue there when our teams have completed their investigation. In the meantime, for everyone who is affected, we apologize – we know you count on Google to work for you and we’re working hard to restore normal operation for you.
Update: Google now reports via its dashboard that service should be restored to all services except for the Admin control panel and API.
Update 2: And now the Admin control panel and API is showing green, too. We’re still waiting to hear back on any official cause from Google.