Discord, a popular chat and voice communication app, experienced an outage on Thursday, September 29, 2023. The outage was caused by unusual traffic spikes, which Discord was able to identify with the help of Cloudflare, a content delivery network (CDN) provider. Discord was able to resolve the outage on Friday morning.
The outage began at approximately 10:30 AM Pacific Time (PT) and lasted for approximately four hours. During that time, users were unable to connect to Discord or use its features. Discord apologized for the inconvenience and thanked its users for their patience.
Cloudflare played a key role in helping Discord resolve the outage. Cloudflare’s CDN is used by Discord to deliver content to its users around the world. When the outage began, Cloudflare was able to identify the unusual traffic spikes and alert Discord. Discord was then able to take steps to mitigate the traffic spikes and resolve the outage.
The outage was a reminder of the importance of CDNs for businesses that rely on the internet. CDNs can help to improve performance, reliability, and security. In the case of Discord, Cloudflare’s CDN helped to identify and resolve a major outage in a timely manner.
The Discord outage was a relatively minor event. However, it is a reminder of the importance of CDNs for businesses that rely on the internet. CDNs can help to improve performance, reliability, and security.