iCloud goes down: Apple joins the Google, Facebook, Cloudflare cloud outage club

Widespread internet outage blamed on Verizon
A Verizon error resulted in a “cascading catastrophic failure.”

For about three hours on Thursday, Apple had a widespread cloud outage that affected services including the App Store, Apple Music, and Apple TV.

Multi-tenant cloud is supposedly more resilient than in-house infrastructure. 

But events in the past month have reminded a world that’s moved wholesale to the cloud that sometimes that resiliency fails. And that minutes and hours count, for example, when you need to authenticate to vital online services.  

Apple’s outage follows two catastrophic failures in the past month at CDN provider…

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