We recently addressed issues affecting the Box service. We would like to take the opportunity to further explain these issues and the steps we have taken to keep them from happening in the future.
Between 2:11 PM and 4:43 PM on February 10th, users experienced difficulties while using the Box FTP service. During this time, uploads and downloads via FTP would result in a failure. The issue occurred while making a change to our FTP subsystem to mitigate a prior issue impacting FTP request routing. The change had unintended effect resulting in the FTP service outage. We were able to resolve the issue by reverting the change. In addition we identified gaps in our monitoring and alerting around our FTP service that prolonged the issue and are in the process of mitigating them.
We are continuously working to improve Box and want to make sure we are delivering the best product and user experience we can. We hope we have provided some clarity here and we would be happy to answer any questions you may still have regarding this matter.
The Box Team