Cloudflare Fixes Outage That Took Hundreds Of Sites Offline

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Cloudflare has identified and issued a fix to address an outage that took hundreds of websites offline. The incident was first recognized on Cloudflare’s status page at 7:43 a.m. GMT.

Cloudflare warned of the outage, saying: “Connectivity in Cloudflare’s network has been disrupted in broad regions. Customers attempting to reach Cloudflare sites in impacted regions will observe 500 errors. The incident impacts all data plane services in our network.”

Cloudflare explained that the outage was not the result of an attack and a fix was rolled out at 8:20 a.m. The Cloudflare update page showed that all services were up and running at 9:13 a.m.

Cloudflare explained that the outage was caused by a network change at some of the company’s data centers.

“A network change in some of our data centers caused a portion of our network to be unavailable. Due to the nature of the incident, customers may have had difficulty reaching websites and services that rely on Cloudflare from approximately 0628-0720 UTC. Cloudflare was working on a fix within minutes and the network is running normally now,” Cloudflare said in a statement.

The sources for this piece include an article in ComputerWorld.

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