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What Went Down August 15, 2022

This week there were a number of newsworthy and notable issues with the cloud apps our companies depend on. Check out “what went down” from Monday, August 1st – Sunday, August 7th.



  • Google had a major outage impacting Gmail, Search, and Maps on the 8th from about 6-11pm Pacific Time. According to a statement provided by Google, a software update was the apparent source of the problem. 


  • Github was down for about 1.25 hours on Tuesday, August 9th. Github appeared to minimize the outage, categorizing it as “degraded performance,” although a host of users were pointing out the severity on Twitter.  



Notable Metrist-Reported Downtime

While these outages didn’t make the news, these issues caught by Metrist may have affected your company’s app and operations. 

  • Azure App Service was unable to successfully ping from Azure US East for almost 4 hours on the 8th. 
  • GCP App Engine had multiple latency spikes above 500% of normal for Migrate Traffic in US Central 1 on the 8th.

  • Sentry’s issue creation failed across all of North America, and the outage was most extensive when we tested from AWS-US-East-1 and AWS-US-West-1. Interestingly, Sentry had a similar issue a week earlier on Monday, August 1st in the AWS US-East-1 region. 

  • CircleCI fluctuated between being slow, partially down, and fully down for about 2.5 hrs on Tuesday, August 10th. 
  • Azure AKS was down for about 1.75 hrs in Azure South Central US due to errors in multiple regions on Tuesday, August 10th. The platform was also down for 33 mins in Azure West US on the same date. 
  • Trello was fully down in North America for almost 2 hours on Wednesday, August 11th. (Metrist detected the issue 21 minutes before the Trello status page updated.) 


  • GCP App Engine was unable to auto-scale or create new app versions in US Central 1 for 12 minutes on Thursday, August 12th. Then on Friday the 13th, Destroy Version was taking 20+ seconds in US Central 1 for more than 2 hours. 


Apps are bound to go down, but as long as we’re aware and have a backup plan, our companies can be more resilient. 

If you’d like to keep track of the apps you depend on in real-time, try Metrist!

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