If you’re a WhatsApp user you might have noticed the downtime it had today. Just a few days after its acquisition by Facebook, WhatsApp suffered a major downtime which lasted for almost four hours. The downtime was unprecedented and just as hoped the founder did come with an explanation before it was too late. The founder and CEO of WhatsApp Jan Koum made a statement regarding the downtime along with its technical details and reason.
The reason for the downtime, according to Koum was a network router which was faulty. This faulty router caused a cascading failure that ended up affecting Whatsapp servers. He also said that, the company is working with its service provider to make sure this will never happen again by taking new measures. So if you thought this has something to do with the $19 billion deal with Facebook, you’re wrong.
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