Outage of the infrastructure of stepping stone Ltd on the 14th of June 2022

On Tuesday, the 16th of June 2022, the infrastructure of stepping stone Ltd experienced an outage, which led to an interruption of all services between 15:30 and 19:23 o'clock.

The failure was caused by the core switches in the data centres. They had no connection to each other, which meant that both data centres were no longer accessible. Our staff was able to resolve the problem with the help of our data centre operator.

We are now investigating the cause of the connection loss between the core switches and why this led to the failure of both data centres, despite the existing redundancy. In the next few days we will publish the results of the analysis as well as countermeasures to prevent this incident in the future.

Key data on the interruption:

  • Start: 2022-06-14, 15:30
  • End: 2022-06-14, 19:23
  • Disturbance: No connection to the internet for all platforms in the data centres of stepping stone Ltd
  • Root cause: Outage of the core switches
  • Impact: Interruption of all services of stepping stone Ltd and their customers

We apologise for any inconvenience and hope four your understanding.