Cloudflare customers experience outage issues on Friday

Internet infrastructure firm Cloudflare said its customers experienced outage issues on Friday.
cloudflare-presenceCloudflare said it was in the process of applying a fix after a number of its customers began experiencing issues on Friday.

Disruptions percolated across the web late afternoon in the United States and Europe, hitting chat app Discord and retail site Shopify, among several others. Discord said in a message posted to Twitter that an upstream internet issue was to blame.

Outage at the San Francisco-based Cloudflare can have knock-on effects across the globe because several websites across the world use Cloudflare to deliver web content to internet users and protect themselves from denial of service attacks.

Cloudflare said on Twitter it was currently investigating the outage issue. Cloudflare, in an update posted to its website, said that the issue has been identified and a fix is being implemented.

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