How ironic (and admit it, kinda funny) is this? The world’s premiere networking company was frozen today when its own networks went down, apparently from network configuration changes that didn’t go well:
Not a great start to the day for Cisco employees, many of which are struggling in the face of an internal IT outage.
The technology and networking giant confirmed in a tweet it was “aware of some disruption” to its IT systems and is “working” on restoring the network.
Worse, the company’s corporate blog also went kaput. For a period, Cisco’s blog was displaying the default WordPress install page. But at the time of publication, the blog had been restored.
Some customers were unable to login through Cisco’s single sign-on. Others couldn’t access its downloads page, nor could they access the company’s learning portal. And, some were unable to access its security advisories. But some of Cisco’s services, such as Webex, did not appear affected by the outage.
As if to add insult to injury, Cisco’s stock price took a big hit today as Goldman Sachs downgraded the company.