Did a platform updation have anything to do with Cloudflare’s massive outage?
The massive global internet outage on Tuesday linked to Cloudflare, Inc’s servers occurred even as the American web security company unveiled upgraded security capabilities on Monday.
According to a company press release, the Cloudflare One platform updation will help make it the top cloud-native zero trust solution on a global scale.
Cloudflare One offers a comprehensive SASE solution with a worldwide network. Its integrated strategy offers rapid performance wherever users are, quick deployment in a few clicks, and strong security across endpoints and networks.
The disruption affected numerous websites, including Zerodha, Discord, DoorDash, Shopify, and Canva. Internet users reported that several websites were returning an Nginx 500 Internal Server Error.
Amazon Web Services was also impacted, along with Twitter, Udemy, Splunk, Quora, Upstox, Groww, and Crunchyroll. The disruption also affected several cryptocurrency exchanges, including Coinbase, WazirX, and Bitfinex.
Users who attempted to visit particular websites received a “500 Internal Server Error” warning. Many reported the disruption on social media. The internet infrastructure company fixed the problem about an hour into the outage.
Cloudflare is a top content delivery network with a group of servers collaborating to quickly distribute content on the internet. Most websites utilize content delivery networks to improve web performance and boost internet security.
Cloudflare apologized to all its users and said, “This was our error and not the result of an attack or malicious activity.”
“The incident impacts all data plane services in our network,” stated Cloudflare in one of the updates outlining the problem.
According to Cloudflare, the disruption was brought on by a modification made as part of an ongoing endeavor to improve resilience in its busiest sites.