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Ep. 45: The Facebook Outage, Explained

By Angelique Medina
| October 6, 2021 | 2 min read


Watch this week’s episode as we unpack the Facebook outage, review Facebook's incident report and discuss the lessons to be learned from this outage.

This is The Internet Report, where we uncover what’s working and what’s breaking on the Internet—and why. Today I’m joined by Gustavo Ramos, ThousandEyes Principal Network Engineer, and we’re going to unpack the Facebook outage that took place on Monday, October 4. Watch this week’s episode as we dive deeper into Facebook’s incident report, and also discuss the lessons to be learned from this outage, including: 

  • Why you should diversify networks with external services and providers
  • Why redundant DNS is a good idea
  • Why war room simulations are a must

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