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Backup of Google Cloud, Snap, Spotify after a brief outage


Nov. 16 (Reuters) – Several social media apps such as Snapchat (SNAP.N), Spotify (SPOT.N) and Alphabet (GOOGL.O) Google Cloud appeared to come back online after a brief global outage on Tuesday.

Google said issues with its cloud network, which counts Etsy, Spotify, and Snap Inc as customers, were partially resolved shortly after thousands of users reported it to the downdetector crash-tracking website. com.

The Google Cloud dashboard previously showed that services including cloud developer tools, cloud console, and cloud engine are facing disruption.

Spotify had said it was aware of “certain issues right now and was checking them out” after more than 50,000 users reported issues on the downdetector, but those disruptions have since been resolved, according to the website. .

“A lot of Snapchatters are having trouble using the app. Wait, we’re working on a fix. In the meantime, we recommend that you stay logged in,” Snapchat support said earlier in a tweet.

Fastly (FSLY.N), the cloud company behind a major global internet outage in June, said it was seeing an increase in errors from a “common, unrelated cloud provider. -Fastly “cloud edge form.

Tuesday’s brief outage follows a widespread six-hour outage last month that crippled Meta Platforms Inc (FB.O), formerly known as Facebook, after faulty configuration changes on the company’s routers .

Downdetector only tracks outages by gathering status reports from a range of sources, including errors submitted by users on its platform. The outage may have affected more users.

Report by Nivedita Balu in Bangalore; additional reporting by Tiyashi Datta and Akash Sriram; Editing by Devika Syamnath

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