Cloud outage season?

Looks like Facebook & WhatsApp CDNs have been at least partially down. For example Facebook images are not showing.

Just fee days ago Cloudflare was down. And also Google has taken a bite?

Is it an outage season in US that affects peole all over world?

Who broke all the social networks? So far there have been reports out that Twitter, Instagram, Facebook are having problems.

Yes it looks like cloud service and CDN summer vacation period has started. Earlier this week this July trend was started with Cloudflare and Google cloud. And there are more problem reports:

Akamai posted an article about rarely seen vector attack that’s been seen in the last few weeks

Analysis of an attack is not sign of a network impact

“Massive spike in CPU usage caused primary and backup systems to fall over. Impacted all services. No evidence yet attack related”

A Cloudflare outage was impacting sites everywhere

They said they shut down the “service” responsible. I think bug is the most likely cause here.

Cloudflare: Down for 30 mins

Google Cloud (us-east1): had been earlier down for hours


The cloud, i mean someone else’s servers is having issues.

Does this has something to do with this?

Americans Will Go On Vacation This Week


  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    It’s a cloud service that went down. Seems that someone else’s computer is not safe after all?

  2. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Your Regular Reminder That the Internet Is a Fragile Place

    On Tuesday morning, a large swath of the internet broke. The chat service Discord wasn’t working. If you went to Shopify, Dropbox, Nest, or any number of other websites, you most likely ran into “502 Gateway Error” between 9:45 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. If you tried to check if it was your own internet connection by using DownDetector, that wasn’t working either. Some speculated it was a foreign cyberattack. It wasn’t.

    The culprit this time was Cloudflare—the same company connected to, but not responsible for, a similarly massive outage in late June that took down thousands of websites.

    Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and Amazon Web Services, which collectively control nearly 77 percent of the cloud computing market. Thousands of other websites, apps, and services rely on these three companies, plus Cloudflare, to stay up and running.

    Cloudflare’s chief technology officer said the service’s outage was caused by a “bad software deploy that was rolled back.”

  3. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Instagram, Facebook and Whatsapp down: Pictures not loading on social media sites as messenger app stops working

  4. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Configuration Error Likely Culprit in Massive Google Outage

    According to Benjamin Treynor Sloss, Google’s VP of Engineering, the root cause of the event appears to be some incorrectly applied server configuration updates in Eastern USA. These were supposed to be applied to a small group of servers in one region but the updates were actually sent out to a larger number of servers located in neighboring regions.

    When the servers failed, over half of Google’s capacity in the East was lost. As Google tried to squeeze all of its traffic into the remaining capacity, the resultant congestion affected multiple Google Cloud and API dependent services.

  5. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Facebook’s image outage reveals how the company’s AI tags your photos
    ‘Oh wow, the AI just tagged my profile picture as basic’

  6. Tomi Engdahl says:

    there are too many accidental outages this week for them to all be accidents, seems interesting that it’s the same networks as the BGP issue the other week

    there seem to have been major fuckups for the past 3 months


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