Twitter “apologise deeply” for today’s outage
Twitter have this evening apologised for the downtime experienced late this afternoon and have said they are “deeply” sorry.
The outage was first noticed around 4:20PM BST (11:20am ET) and the service was down for well over an hour, resuming at around 6:25PM BST (1:25pm ET).
Mazen Rawashdeh, VP, Engineering at Twitter said:
It is now known that today’s downtime was due to an outage that came from within Twitter’s data centers.
The blog post continued:
Twitter said they’d like to have blamed it on the Olympics or a Cascading bug – which was the cause of the failure back in june – but it was simply due to the infrastructure of the data centers.
Rawashdeh added: “I wish I could say that today’s outage could be explained by the Olympics or even a cascading bug. Instead, it was due to this infrastructural double-whammy. We are investing aggressively in our systems to avoid this situation in the future.
“On behalf of our infrastructure team, we apologise deeply for the interruption you had today. Now – back to making the service even better and more stable than ever.”