Cloudflare outage: company speaks on what went wrong

Cloudflare has given an official statement explaining what went wrong and how the outage impacted websites all over the world.

After the outage experienced by Cloudflare earlier today, the company has given an official statement explaining what went wrong and how the outage impacted websites all over the world.

They said, “Earlier today Cloudflare saw an outage across parts of our network. This was not the result of an attack. A network change in some of our data centers caused a portion of our network to be unavailable. Due to the nature of the incident, customers may have had difficulty reaching websites. And services that rely on Cloudflare from approximately 0628-0720 UTC. Cloudflare was working on a fix within minutes, and the network is running normally now.

Given Cloudflare’s scale and the percentage of the Internet that relies on our network, when we have problems it is vital that we are open and transparent about what happened, why it happened, and what we’re doing to ensure it doesn’t happen again. We will release a post-mortem later today on our blog.”

Due to Cloudflare being down. The websites of Upstox, Zerodha, DownDetector, Discord and Amazon Web services were also impacted.

Zerodha and Upstox users had taken to twitter in the morning complaining about the their inability to use their respective trading applications. While the issues were momentarily fixed, Cloudflare outage still persisted for quite a while.

Currently, the server appears to be up and running properly.

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