Friday, September 29, 2023

Google Maps to check if WhatsApp, Instagram or Google are down in the world

Social networks such as WhatsApp, Spotify, Google services, or Instagram occasionally suffer outages that deprive millions of users of access to the online service, including users in Spain, who frequently call in to report the failure. Go to a network like Twitter. However, interactive maps showing some activity in real time are usually very helpful in figuring out, for example, if the problem is with the network, device, or platform itself, interactive maps such as This map showing the collapse of the main Internet portals.

Downdetectors such as social networks or websites are usually the main sources used to confirm or alert technical failures on the Internet and to share frustrations with other users. Still, they’re not alone, the ThousandEyes Map of Internet Falls allows Check in seconds how many systems, platforms or web pages are experiencing problems all over the world at that time.

Enter a mobile application or a web page and see that it does not work or get a prompt that says “OopsSomething went wrong”, is frustrating most of the time. Even more so if the origin of the problem is not known, is it a home, server or company connection failure? Will it be resolved soon? These usually These are the first questions to arise in the face of such a failure, and this map resolves some of these unknowns, though not all.

This website collects Outages and degradation of networks, ISPs and servers in the cloud, because when a service stops working, there are many possible reasons for that downfall. The map updates these outage information every five minutes, maintaining those outages that are still active or that have just been detected.

As these lines are being written, the map marks several regions of the United States in red and highlights the fallout of Microsoft Office 365. The company has suffered a failure in its service during the final hours of Monday, June 5, peninsular Spain time. They themselves have confirmed this on their Twitter account, reporting that the service is available again, but they are investigating the reasons for the failure.

To collect all this data, “ThousandEyes agents on the Internet make billions of measurements every day,” he explains on the web. this is the main difference with Downdetector that uses users’ own reports To know the health of the traffic in the network of the network. However, ThousandEyes does not show crashes in which the application is simply slow or one of its functions is not accessible at some point, because it does not consider them to be interruptions.

“When multiple global views do not receive a response from an application server after 5 seconds or get an error message The application is considered unavailable and experiences an “outage” event from the perspective of users in the affected locations”, this is the case where the map believes it can and marks the system as outage with a purple dot is marked on the map.

, Telephone operators are recovering from the incident that affected a large part of Spain,

You can see the events marked in some of them by placing the mouse over that point 75 SaaS applications that this interactive website looks at Such as Microsoft Office 365, Amazon, Instagram, Netflix, TikTok, YouTube or WhatsApp etc. The portal also provides a large number of graphs and information to understand the operation of the network and the impact of its collapse.

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