Slack Technologies said that its customers on the USA East Coast may be experiencing trouble loading its workplace chat application. The enterprise communication platform company’s technology team is investigating the problem, which includes issues with loading the quick switcher feature, users and profile details, according to its status page. More details of the issue are awaited.
Slack said its workplace messaging service was hit by an outage on Monday, disrupting remote work as users returned from the holidays. The company is investigating the issues affecting users. Over 15,000 users had initially reported issues on Downdectector which had come down to 4,000, till the last report. Slack has added more than 20,000 paid customers in the last six months, bringing its total number of paid customers to over 142,000.
Telegram, joining the ranks with tech giants facing outages in the recent past, reported a downtime in few geographies across the globe. The instant messaging platform acknowledged the issue through a series of tweets. “Some of our users, primarily in Europe and the Middle East are currently experiencing connection issues. We’re working to bring them back online. Please hang on, and sorry for the inconvenience!” said one the company Tweet.
Microsoft’s Outlook users were not able to sign in and use their email on Outlook.com because of a glitch in its Active Directory infrastructure. Microsoft confirmed the outage and said it was affecting users in Europe. “We are addressing an issue that is intermittently preventing a very small subset of European customers accessing Outlook email. If the user retries the operation, they will be able to access.” a Microsoft spokesperson said.
Amazon Web Services has witnessed a large-scale outage on Wednesday, affecting its customers including — Video-streaming device maker Roku Inc, Adobe’s Spark platform, video-hosting website Flickr and the Baltimore Sun newspaper etc. Kinesis, a part of AWS’s cloud offerings, collects, processes and analyzes real-time data and offers insights, was experiencing increased error rates in US-East-1 Region and that impacted other AWS services.
Outage at one of HDFC Bank’s data centres has impacted all transactions via digital payment channels — internet banking, UPI, debit, credit cards –since Saturday evening. The issue came to light when its customer started Tweeting about the problem on the microblogging site. The bank has witnessed something similar in December because of its ‘underestimated’ growth in payment volumes. The bank said that it is working on the issue and services will be resumed shortly.
Twitter was down on Wednesday evening as it was not responding for several users across the world. Tweeples in India and and South Asia were unable to refresh tweets. Over 2,200 users had reported the issue on Downdetector.com. The cause of the outage is not known yet. Earlier, Twitter, on 16 Oct, was down due to the changes it had made into its internal systems. In July, some high profile Twitter accounts was hacked in what seems to be a cryptocurrency scam.