How Cloudflare Outage Knocks Hundreds of Websites Offline?
Hundreds of websites had widespread outages in the morning after web infrastructure service provider Cloudflare experienced issues.
The list is extensive and includes technology giants such as Discord, Medium, Coinbase, NordVPN and Feedly, among others.
“Cloudflare is investigating widespread issues with our services and/or network,” Cloudflare wrote on its status page at 2:57 a.m. ET.
Shortly after that, the company posted a series of Twitter posts confirming its team was actively working to resolve the issues as quickly as possible.
The outage lasted approximately one hour, after which Cloudflare published a blog post providing more information about the events that led to the service interruption.
“Today, June 21, 2022, Cloudflare suffered an outage that affected traffic in 19 of our data centers. This was caused by a change that was part of a long-running project to increase resilience in our busiest locations.”
The company also claimed responsibility for the outage, ruling out the involvement of malicious actors.