Prolonged AWS outage takes down a big chunk of the internet

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon’s internet infrastructure service that is the backbone of many websites and apps, experienced a multi-hour outage on Wednesday that affected a large portion of the internet. The service has been nearly fully restored as of 4:18AM ET on Thursday morning, according to Amazon. Source: Prolonged AWS outage takes down a Read more about Prolonged AWS outage takes down a big chunk of the internet[…]

YouTube to world: Move along, nothing to see here … because we’re having an outage

The video locker was slow to load videos and balked when asked to upload new content on Wednesday, from just before midnight GMT. While all but night-owl European users mostly missed the mess, North American users woke up without their favourite early morning streams and some Asian users were also deprived of their favourite vids Read more about YouTube to world: Move along, nothing to see here … because we’re having an outage[…]

Network driver issue shaves 12 more hours off Microsoft’s ‘365’ infrastructure, and yeah, it was Exchange Online again

Traditionally a night for fireworks, 5 November saw some sort of detonation within the Microsoft 365 infrastructure in the form of a borked update or, as the company delicately put it: “an issue wherein some users may be unable to access their mailboxes through Exchange Online via all connection methods.” There was good news, however, Read more about Network driver issue shaves 12 more hours off Microsoft’s ‘365’ infrastructure, and yeah, it was Exchange Online again[…]

Not one to be outdone by Microsoft, Apple’s cloud fell over too. Unlike Microsoft, it hasn’t said what happened

The rivalry between Apple and Microsoft continued last night as the fruity firm’s cloud services took a tumble a mere day after Azure crapped itself. While Apple has remained silent on what happened (we asked; it did not respond), the vast majority of its services wobbled over a two-hour period early this morning (UK time). Read more about Not one to be outdone by Microsoft, Apple’s cloud fell over too. Unlike Microsoft, it hasn’t said what happened[…]

Tesla network goes down leaving drivers unable to connect to their cars with mobile app in massive outage – yay cloud

TESLA’s network completely dropped on Wednesday in a massive outage that left drivers unable to connect to their cars. According to Electrek, internal systems were fully down and around 11am ET, leaving users unable to connect their vehicles to the mobile app. 3 Tesla users were unable to connect their cars to their mobile apps Read more about Tesla network goes down leaving drivers unable to connect to their cars with mobile app in massive outage – yay cloud[…]

Adidas now stands for All Day I’m Disconnecting All Servers as owners of ‘smart’ Libra scales furious over bricked kit – don’t trust stuff that needs cloud

In 2015, German sportswear manufacturer Adidas acquired a plucky Austrian IoT startup called Runtastic, which, among other things, manufactured a $129.99 “smart” scale called Libra. Now that product is being discontinued, preventing owners from synchronising their data or even downloading the app required to use it. In a post published yesterday, Adidas announced the discontinuation Read more about Adidas now stands for All Day I’m Disconnecting All Servers as owners of ‘smart’ Libra scales furious over bricked kit – don’t trust stuff that needs cloud[…]

Some managed Netgear switches suddenly need a cloud account to use its full UI. Also may not update security. Time to change vendor.

Netgear has decided that users of some of its managed network switches don’t need access to the equipment’s full user interface – unless they register their details with Netgear first. For instance, owners of its 64W Power-over-Ethernet eight-port managed gigabit switch GC108P, and its 126W variant GC108PP, need to hand over information about themselves to Read more about Some managed Netgear switches suddenly need a cloud account to use its full UI. Also may not update security. Time to change vendor.[…]