Our Cloud Data service runs on the global network of Amazon Web Services (AWS) servers.
Here is each server's status as of 06/10/2023 12:00:31 a.m. Pacific Time. For updates and instructions in the event of an outage, please refresh this page.
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What to do in the event of an outage
If an outage occurs, refresh this page. We will provide information and instructions here, as well as any necessary instructions for how to deal with the outage. Note that if just a single server goes down, the system will automatically route traffic to the other servers without any service disruption.
What if all servers are up but you're having an issue?
The problem could still be on our end, but you're more likely experiencing an Internet connectivity issue. Try tethering to your cell phone.
Still having trouble? You're welcome to send us a technical support ticket.
Synopsis of past outages
Any computing system can experience outages. Though unfortunate, outages to our cloud system are rare and exceptionally brief, and the lessons we've learned from each one continue to make clear that the system is far more robust and resilient than the Local Data option. Put simply, a cloud outage pales in comparison with an outage in Local Data.
Each time an outage occurs, our team works tirelessly in conjunction with Amazon (when applicable) to resolve the issue. Further, each outage serves as a litmus test that informs our continual efforts to improve the cloud system and help prevent or minimize future outages. Here's what we've learned and implemented from the few outages that have occurred since we implemented Cloud Data in early 2016:
|Date||Time to Fix||Description||Lessons Learned/Steps Taken|
|7/13/2021||1.5 hours||A service outage in the Frankfurt region affected the rest of our servers in an unexpected manner, preventing access to Cloud Data.||We pulled the Frankfurt node offline while awaiting an AWS investigation and Root Cause Analysis of the outage. Most Cloud Data users are once again able to access their data, although some clients who normally connect to the Frankfurt server may still experience delays in service in the meantime. Upon receiving the analysis, we will begin looking into why the Frankfurt outage affected the rest of our servers in the way it did, as well as engineering preventive measures for future outages of this nature.|
|3/10/2021||1 hour||Our domain name system (DNS) provider experienced a massive international outage that prevented access to Cloud Data, along with our website and ticket system.||We had already been considering changing providers prior to this incident. However, the issue was resolved quickly – especially given the scope of the outage. Our current provider showed that its infrastructure and response are satisfactory.|
|1/20/2020||10 minutes||One of our servers reached capacity, which triggered our failover protection system. The next two servers were consequently overloaded as the result of an overly pessimistic configuration of our failover system.||We have increased the acceptable load of a server before it will be taken out of rotation. In addition, we are implementing additional reserve servers to spool up automatically when any servers hit capacity.|
|1/29/2019||8 hours||The landfx.com domain registration was locked due to inadvertently not responding to a contact confirmation request from our registrar, Network Solutions. At the time, Network Solutions contracted with ztomy.com to capitalize off of these incidents, and moved landfx.com to a parking page owned by ztomy.com. The outage was about 8 hours (we first started hearing of the issue around 2 a.m.) and then took even longer as ztomy.com's DNS servers were propagating extremely slowly.||We moved our domain registration away from Network Solutions. We opened a complaint with ICAAN regarding ztomy.com, and also threatened to go to the media with a complaint against Endurance International Group, the owner of Public Domain Registry, which shields ztomy.com from direct litigation. The result is that Network Solutions has stopped using ztomy.com for much of its domain parking services. Further, ztomy.com is now completely unreachable as a website. In addition, we found a workaround to reconnect manually to a working server by 9 a.m. on the day of the outage, and had a new step-by-step video of the solution made and sent out to users by 9:30 a.m.|
|9/10/2018||15 minutes||While attempting to configure a test server to investigate methods of making the Cloud Data replication faster, we mistakenly included some configuration information for the primary Cloud Data pool, which caused a replication issue that brought down the entire system.||We implemented safeguards into our test server configuration process designed to prevent this type of outage. Soon after the incident, we configured the test server correctly, which has allowed us to find some tweaks to make Cloud Data even more responsive.|
|12/20/17||2 hours||Cloud Data moved to AWS on this day, coinciding with the first outage. Only Local Data users were affected, as the switchover mistakenly also rerouted Local Data license validation calls. As those only occur upon first launching the software for the day, the outage lasted several hours, until we were staffed in the morning and were able to correct it.||As the outage resulted from our switchover to AWS, the lesson learned was to verify that any future switchovers will not affect Local Data users – an unlikely scenario, as we have no plans to move away from AWS.|
Why you don't need to worry
While any outage, no matter how brief, can result in the loss of time and money, it's worth stating how much more resilient our Cloud Data servers are than local database servers. A hardware or software issue with your local server might result in downtime lasting several days, as well as data loss. Meanwhile, cloud outages typically last at most a few hours, with no data loss at all.
Further, our team is exceptional in our responses to cloud outages. From the initial panic whistles and calls to action to the fluid division of researching the issue, informing our users, and devising a fix, we're a well-oiled machine. So although we completely understand the frustration that comes with outages, you can count on this team to do everything in our power to keep you up and running.
Outages occur across a number of industries, and can affect even the largest of companies. For example, Google Cloud and Target stores experienced well-known outages in 2019.