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The 10 Biggest Cloud Outages Of 2022 (So Far)

Wade Tyler Millward

Cloud outages so far this year have affected companies including Apple, Microsoft and Google.

June Cloudflare Outage

An accidental outage at Cloudflare in June caused major disruptions across large swaths of the Internet, reportedly hitting popular sites such as Discord, Shopify, Grindr, Fitbit and Peloton.

The San Francisco-based vendor, which offers security and performance services for cloud deployments, said the problem was the result of “our error” and was fixed within about an hour and 15 minutes.

In a blog post, Cloudflare said the outage in the early hours of Tuesday affected traffic in 19 of its data centers.

“Unfortunately, these 19 locations handle a significant proportion of our global traffic,” the company said. “A change to the network configuration in those locations caused an outage which started at 06:27 UTC. At 06:58 UTC the first data center was brought back online and by 07:42 UTC all data centers were online and working correctly.”

The company concluded in the introduction of its blog post: “We are very sorry for this outage. This was our error and not the result of an attack or malicious activity.”

 

 
Wade Tyler Millward

Wade Tyler Millward is an associate editor covering cloud computing and the channel partner programs of Microsoft, IBM, Red Hat, Oracle, Salesforce, Citrix and other cloud vendors. He can be reached at wmillward@thechannelcompany.com.

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