The rise of decentralized infrastructure — What we learn from the Facebook Outage
October 4th, 2021, a major outrage crashed down the whole family of Facebook kingdom. It is not a massive attack, it is not a natural disaster, it is just a single record that disappeared from the DNS table. And according to the Facebook engineering team, it is an internal faulty configuration change. Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, etc., disappeared from the internet for more than 6 hours just because of a few lines of code change.
The disaster is not only as it shows to the public. People on the internet complain that they cannot reach their friends, business partners. Moreover, inside Facebook,is worse for the employees of Facebook. They found out that they cannot even go inside or go outside the building because the access control system is down. They also noticed that their laptop cannot access any internal applications. They cannot even go inside the server cage and the final solution is an angle grinder.