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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.

March Apple Outage

In March, several major Apple services appeared down, including its App Store, Apple Maps, Apple TV and many other key products.

Apple’s corporate and retail systems were down as well, preventing corporate employees from working at home. Apple told staff that the outage stemmed from domain name system (DNS) problems.

Apple confirmed outages on its system status updates, and said that 15 services were down for “some users.” Reports began coming in from users just after 1 p.m. Eastern time on the day, and Apple showed services were still down at 2:30 p.m.

In a Twitter message from its customer support account, the Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant said that it was aware of the outage and that it was “working to get it resolved as quickly as possible.” By 5 p.m. Eastern that day, all services had been restored.

 
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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