Zerodha mentioned in a tweet, “Cloudflare network is back to normal and all sites are functional now”
Cloudfare, a leading CDN network solution platform that provides protection, performance and speed to over 15 million websites. Was however, down today for unidentified reasons. This in turn affected the functioning of online brokerage firms Zerodha and Upstox.
Earlier in the morning. Zerodha and Upstox users had taken to Twitter to register their complaints about their inability to use their respective trading applications.
Upstox & Zerodha resume services
In a bid to calm the users down and provide them with an explanation, Zerodha tweeted. “We are getting reports of intermittent connectivity issues on Kite. Via the Cloudflare network for users on certain ISPs. We are taking this up with Cloudflare. In the meanwhile, please try using an alternate internet connection, Cloudflare (network transit, proxy, security provider) used by most of the internet businesses around the world, is having a global outage. If you are unable to use our websites or apps, please try switching to a different ISP as a different route may work.” Added Zerodha via its tweet.
Amazon web services (AWS) was also impacted due to the cloudfare Outage.
The Cloudfare team acknowledged the issue and stated. “The Cloudflare team is aware of the current service issues. And is working to resolve them as quickly as possible. Eyeballs attempting to reach Cloudflare sites in impacted regions will observe 500 errors. The incident impacts all data plane services in our network”
But it seems that although the reason for the outage is unknown, Cloudfare is up and running again and so are Upstox and Zerodha.
Today, Zerodha is the biggest stock broker in India in terms of active retail clients.