Cloudfare Just Went Down


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On Tuesday, Cloudflare, a major player in keeping the internet running smoothly seemed to have experienced some problems of its own, with reports saying that Cloudflare went down across some parts of the United States.

Some may not be familiar with the name. However, they have most certainly run across the company’s work that shields against distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and prides itself on maintaining “the Internet Work the Way It Should for Anything Online.”

On Tuesday, “Anything,” seemingly, failed to include Cloudflare itself — at least for a brief period.

“Cloudflare is observing network performance issues in San Jose, California,” the company explained in a statement. “We are actively working to reduce or eliminate any impact to Internet users in this region.”

Meanwhile, the site that monitors web outages, Down Detector, reported some service problems across the globe with a concentration across the United States.

Cloudflare was prompt to issue a follow-up statement stating that all was well. The company said: “We have implemented a fix for this issue and are currently monitoring the results. We will update once we have confirmed it is resolved.”

However, the purported fix did not happen quickly enough for the internet not to take notice.