A prolonged, widespread outage affected customers of several different Salesforce products Tuesday afternoon, and also took down its status page.
"Salesforce is currently experiencing a service disruption across multiple instances," the company confirmed on Twitter with a link to its status page, which was not working. The sales and marketing software company uses a combination of cloud providers and its own data centers to provide its services, and it was not immediately clear what was causing the outage.
Salesforce co-founder Parker Harris acknowledged the outage on Twitter, blaming the disruption on a "DNS issue," which is a very common reason for prolonged cloud service outages.
This story was updated at 4:14 p.m. PT to include Harris's explanation of the outage.