Twitter and iCloud suffer outages

Users of iTunes also affected


Users of Twitter and Apple's iCloud are both reporting issues connecting to the companies' cloud-based service.

According to Twitter's status blog, some users "may be experiencing an issue with our service".

"Our engineers are currently working on this issue," it added. The company did not details any specifics on why the problems have occurred and have not said when a resolution to the problems would happen.

Users of Apple's iCloud and iTunes service have had problems as well. Apple's support status page shows that users are unable to log into iCloud or access iTunes. There are also problems with accessing Apple's GameCenter with the creation of new Apple IDs also a highlighted problem. Like Twitter, Apple has not detailed why the problems are happening nor have indicted when a fix is likely to happen.

Last week, Google was hit by an outage that left its cloud-based Gmail and Google Apps unavailable for several hours. The issue, which affected H, was resolved but not explained.

As reported by sister publication IT PRO, Hotmail and cloud-based email service also suffered an outage last month while engineers attempted to update firmware on a core part of its datacentre infrastructure.


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