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A second Cloudflare power failure in two weeks has taken numerous sites and services down, including Peloton, Feedly, CoinDesk, Discord and OKCupid.

Troubled apps and websites were either incapable to properly load or displayed a “502 Gateway Error.” Paradoxically, even the site DownDetector, which is usually used to check web service troubles, was affected.

 

“Massive spike in CPU usage caused primary and backup systems to fall over.” Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince said in a tweet the outage is not due to an attack but a server overload.

 

As part of the outage, CoinDesk provisionally displayed incorrect crypto currency amounts, speciously mentioning bitcoin as being worth $26. (Bitcoin had soared above $10,000 over the course of June, and it had been down turning below that valuation before this morning.)

 

Prince later explains in a Cloudflare blog post that the CPU spike “was caused by a bad software deploy.”

The company estimates that sites were affected for about 30 minutes and came back online after the broken-down deploy was rolled back. The power failure looks to be not linked to the one Cloudflare suffered on June 24th, when Prince publicly called Verizon’s network issues as the culprit.

 

Prince later explains in a Cloudflare blog post that the CPU spike “was caused by a bad software deploy.”

The company estimates that sites were affected for about 30 minutes and came back online after the broken-down deploy was rolled back. The power failure looks to be not linked to the one Cloudflare suffered on June 24th, when Prince publicly called Verizon’s network issues as the culprit.