CenturyLink Outage Disrupts Access

CenturyLink Outage Disrupts Access to Amazon, Hulu, Reddit, PlayStation Network, etc

August 31, 2020
By: Quinn Nichols

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If you had trouble accessing some of your favorite applications on Sunday, you weren't alone. 

According to CNN, Cloudflare, and ZDNet, on Sunday, August 30, 2020, CenturyLink, a major internet service provider, experienced an outage that impacted Cloudflare, Amazon, Hulu, The PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, Reddit, Feedly, Discord, and many other online internet services. 

The internet infrastructure and security giant, Cloudflare uses CenturyLink as one of their network providers – causing a ripple effect to their customers. In a comprehensive analysis of the CenturyLink/Level(3) outage, Cloudflare said the CenturyLink issue led to a 3.5% drop in global web traffic. 

CenturyLink tweeted on Sunday that the issues had been resolved a little after 8:00 a.m. PST. 

With online entertainment at an all-time high, every moment of downtime can cause significant financial and reputational damage for companies. 

WSD monitors all of its client websites with uptime monitoring software. Fortunately, none of our clients were impacted. Outages like this can encourage companies to take a long hard look at the processes and technologies they have to mitigate any risk to their business. 

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