Cloudflare service failure disrupts the Internet; problem solved


Cloudflare Inc. suffered an outage on Friday, disrupting parts of the internet. The company said it had identified the problem and resolved it.Cloudflare provides important services for the operation of the Internet, such as load balancing, security, domain registration, and video streaming. When the company experiences a technical snafus, it can spill over to the web.

“This afternoon, we saw an outage in some parts of our network. It was not the result of an attack, “the company said in a blog post. “This incident has been resolved. ”

The issues have affected 12 data centers in the United States and Europe, according to Cloudflare. Several online businesses, including digital storefront operator Shopify Inc., have reported disruption.

The outage even had an impact on, a service supposed to report problems with websites on the Web.

“What turned out to be a problem at Cloudflare has destroyed a large number of websites and online services,” said Ookla, owner of Downdetector, in a blog article. “Downdetector was also briefly affected by the Cloudfare outage, during which users in the US and Europe were unable to access the site.”


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