Google developed a new Apps Status Dashboard that will give you accurate information faster. "The former day-by-day design will be replaced by the new dashboard which gives a more clutter-free status with a single, continuous timeline," informed Google.
"The new dashboard shows only service disruptions and outages. The size of the dot will indicate the length of outage and the color will indicate the severity. The dot to the left of the service name will show the current status of the service," revealed Google.
"When you click on one of the yellow or red dots in the timeline, you'll see a single transcript that will display all the status messages until final resolution--even if the outage spanned more than a single day. There will now be a single URL that describes the issue and resolution for the entire outage."
"As before, the dashboard is visible to everyone on the web--there's no username or password required."