Following the Amazon Web Services outage earlier this week, major sites and platforms are experiencing outages today, including at least Dropbox and Google App Engine. At the time of writing it’s unclear how the two downtimes are related, but Tumblr’s performance issues earlier today point to a clue.
The blogging company told us in a statement: “Tumblr is experiencing network problems following an issue with one of our uplink providers. Recovery is moving quickly and we will return to full service shortly.” Internet Traffic Report is reporting major packet loss in North America as well as issues in Asia (the problem is large enough that it’s spilling into the rest of the world):"
The Next Web, “Major Sites and Platforms Experiencing Outages Today” (via inothernews)
So it’s NOT my imagination. A lot of sites have been having problems this week. I can’t even get my song to play on This Is My Jam today.