Crypto change OKX witnessed service disruptions after main infrastructure supplier Alibaba Cloud introduced a {hardware} failure in Alibaba Cloud’s Hong Kong information middle.

Alibaba Cloud Hong Kong IDC Zone C server went offline on Saturday at roughly 10 PM ET and did not get better for over 7 hours on the time of reporting. On-chain information additional confirms that OKX processed no transactions throughout this timeline.

Partial checklist of Alibaba Cloud’s world infrastructure. Source: Alibaba Cloud

Alibaba Cloud’s web site exhibits that the Hong Kong (China) server hosts three availability zones, which have been operational since 2014. The cloud supplier confirmed the outage by means of an official announcement, as proven beneath.

Alibaba Cloud’s official announcement about service disruption that affected OKX’s service. Source: Alibaba Cloud

While saying the service disruption, OKX revealed that it’s working along with Alibaba Cloud to resolve the problems. “Funds are safe. Sorry for any inconvenience caused,” the announcement added.

There is at the moment an intermittent connection error with our cloud supplier which is affecting the consumer expertise. Our dev crew is resolving it with them. Funds are protected. Sorry for any inconvenience induced.

— OKX (@okx) December 18, 2022

In the meantime, customers can’t withdraw and deposit funds, whereas some declare that their account balances have glitched to indicate $0 of their funds. Many buyers have confirmed that their trades acquired caught halfway and have proven issues about attainable losses.

OKX has not but to responded to Cointelegraph’s request for remark.

Related: OKX releases proof-of-reserves web page, together with directions on the way to self-audit its reserves

In early December, Avalanche blockchain entered right into a partnership to energy Alibaba Cloud’s Node-as-a-Service initiatives.

APAC’s largest cloud service supplier, Alibaba Cloud, has expanded assist for #Avalanche!

This integration allows builders to simply launch their very own validator nodes, with entry to @alibaba_cloud’s plug-and-play infrastructure and suite of merchandise.

— Avalanche (@avalancheavax) December 2, 2022

As Cointelegraph reported, the partnership is geared toward creating new instruments for launching validator nodes on Avalanche’s public blockchain platform in Asia. The integration will enable Avalanche builders to make use of Alibaba Cloud’s plug-and-play infrastructure as a service to launch new validators.

During the announcement, it was revealed that Avalanche hosts over 1,200 validators and processes roughly 2 million each day transactions.


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