Cloudflare is experiencing widespread latency and timeouts

Cloudflare experienced “wide-spread” latency issues with their network and services, causing websites to load slowly and customers to experience performance issues accessing the customer dashboard.

The issues started at around 3 PM EST and affect sites worldwide. This problem affects different regions differently, with some areas not having any problems accessing a website, while others find it very slow.

Cloudflare states that they have now resolved the “latency issues” for sites worlwide:

“Resolved – Cloudflare has resolved the issue and services have resumed normal operation.
Dec 1621:06 UTC

Monitoring – Cloudflare has implemented a fix for this issue and is currently monitoring the results.

We will update the status once the issue is resolved.
Dec 1620:44 UTC

Investigating – Cloudflare is investigating wide-spread issues with our services and/or network.

Users may experience errors or timeouts reaching Cloudflare’s network or services.

We will update this status page to clarify the scope of impact as we continue the investigation.

The next update should be expected within 15 minutes.

In addition to the Cloudflare network latency issue, they are also experiencing an issue that impacts the CDN cache. They have already found a fix for this issue and are in the process of remediating it.

The Cloudflare issue is now resolved.