07 December 2019 22:34
Discord is down tonight, with thousands of reports coming in of server issues. The Discord support team has revealed that problems with receiving and sending messages are tied to another service. According to Discord, tonight's issues cannot be resolved until problems over on the Google platform are solved. A message from Discord explains: "Oh gosh~! We're seeing some issues with messages sending & failure to connect due to an issue with Google compute platform & are waiting for a resolution!!
Sorry for the inconvenience. "Unfortunately there is a known issue affecting the timestamp for countries which do not observe DST. We're aware of the problem and hope to push out a fix for it in a future update. Apologies for the inconvenience in the meantime!" Discord is a renowned VolP application and digital distribution platform developed for the video gaming community – that is used to share text, image, videos, and audio in a chat channel. Discord is available on all major platforms like Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, Linux, and web browsers.
Discord team is aware of the issues with its servers and their team is working to fix it. check out the official tweet below; Discord API Errors / Latency: UPDATE 2: Update – Google is currently investigating an issue with SSD Persistent Disk in our region (what our database clusters store their data on). Given the IO starvation, we are expecting continued API latency – as most if not all of our datastores are currently degraded. We will post updates as we get them. Sorry about this!
Google is having some issues on their end that are impacting us, but they're working on getting it resolved ASAP! — Discord (@discordapp) December 7, 2019 Google has released an official update about the API issues: Google Compute Engine Incident #19012 Issues with PD-SSD in us-east1 region Incident began at 2019-12-07 10:46 (all times are US/Pacific). More Details: Google The issue with SSD Persistent Disk has been resolved for all affected volumes as of Saturday, 2019-12-07 13:51 US/Pacific. Discord, the popular VoIP application which is used by Gamers is down at the moment. Discord has been facing such issues for the past 2 days after discovering some issue with the nodes. Discord Down! Due to some Server Issues Gamers all around the world are having issues with the application and are not able to connect any of the servers. They are being subjected to time outs from servers which have been making a lot of folks who want to connect with their friends and have a gaming session. Discord team has not issued any sort of official statement on this issue. The only updates from Discord team were announced through Discord Status. Any official word on the matter? We're not able to obtain a word from the official service channels or their social media handles. Rest assured, we're keeping a close eye on all related developments, and will update the story with relevant info as and when we come across any. So in case, you're encountering the issues discussed here, stay tuned for updates. Many people are reporting issues today connected to GCP, the Google Cloud Platform. It appears the service is having a lot of problems that are in turn affecting other services like Discord. Here are the reports shared at Down Detector. As you can see in the map below, issues with Google Cloud started being reported around 2 p.m. this afternoon. Users here noticed issues mostly with the cloud services and logging in. Below is another report on Google in general, also showing issues. You can also see reports from Discord below, which uses the GCP. These issues include server connections mostly. On Twitter, Discord noted the downtime was because of Google's ongoing GCP issues. Discord is still experiencing major downtime related to Google's ongoing issues in GCP. — Discord (@discordapp) December 7, 2019 Discord wrote: "Discord is still experiencing major downtime related to Google's ongoing issues in GCP. We have the team online and are ready to restore service as soon as the root issue is resolved. Sincere apologies for any inconvenience." It noted at 11:58 PST: "Google's Engineering team continues to work on mitigating the issue, and have posted the following update: 'Mitigation work is currently underway by our engineering team. We do not have an ETA for mitigation at this point.' We have all hands on deck awaiting the resolution of this issue to begin restoring service…" Google Cloud Platform's status page also notes the problem. As of 11:55 Pacific Google wrote: Description: Mitigation work is currently underway by our engineering team. We do not have an ETA for mitigation at this point. Diagnosis: Seeing High IO wait times, failed IO operations, or IO Operations taking over 2 seconds to complete Workaround: None at this time Earlier in the day, Google wrote: "We are experiencing an issue with SSD Persistent Disk and SSD Regional Persistent Disks,beginning at Saturday, 2019-12-07 06:45 US/Pacific. Symptoms: High IO wait times, IO operations failing or taking over 2 seconds to complete. Self-diagnosis: Seeing High IO wait times, failed IO operations, or IO Operations taking over 2 seconds to complete. Workaround: N/A Our engineering team continues to investigate the issue." Google has since posted an update on the issues as of 13:03: Description: Mitigation work is still underway by our engineering team. Current data indicates that approximately 0.01% of PD-SSD volumes in us-east1-b are affected by this issue, from a peak of approximately 8.45%. At this time, the issue is contained, and we can confirm that this is only impacting us-east1-b. We will provide more information by Saturday, 2019-12-07 14:02 US/Pacific. Diagnosis: High IO wait times, failed IO operations, or IO Operations taking over 2 seconds to complete Workaround: None at this time