All services including the Zoho website are currently (starting 8:25AM PST) inaccessible due to a network issue. We are currently looking into it. Will keep you posted. Please follow us on our Twitter account for updates.
Update (8:46AM): It looks like we have a power failure in Equinix co-location provider. It effects multiple customers in that data center.
Update (9:15AM): The power is back up in the data center. We are working to restore the services. Will keep you updated.
Update (9:32AM): The power is up. We are making sure there is no data corruption before we bring the services back up.
Update (9:50AM): We are running sanity checks before we open the services to everyone. Services will be up one by one after the checks.
Update (10:35AM): We are still working on bringing the services back up. Mail & CRM will be restored first.
Update (10:55AM): Our Accounts service (accounts.zoho.com) is up. Working on restoring Apps.
Update (11:30AM): We are still working on restoring our services. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.
Update (11:55AM): The reason it is taking time is because the database clusters lost sync internally. It is taking time to sync them back. Once done, the services will be restored.
Update (12:10PM): Zoho Support is Up. Due to Mail dependency, the mail part will work after Zoho Mail is restored.
Update (12:15PM): Restoring database clusters is taking time due to inconsistencies. Databases went out of sync due to power failure. To restore services completely, it might take few hours. We sincerely apologize for this down time.
Update (12:50PM): An explanation on why the restore is taking time is explained in this blog post.
Update (1:35PM): Zoho Mail is partially restored. Users in affected clusters will be able to access it after we restore that cluster. For now, most Zoho Mail users should be able to access Zoho Mail. Also, note that Zoho Support is also up.
Update (1:40PM): Zoho Reports is now restored.
Update (1:48PM): Zoho Writer is now restored.
Update (2:25PM): Zoho Calendar & Contacts are restored. We still are working on fully restoring Writer. Will keep you posted.
Update (2:55PM): Zoho Writer is back up. Zoho Discussions & Zoho Books are restored.
Update (3:15PM): About 60% of database clusters have been restored currently for Zoho CRM. We will be making these available first. Users on these clusters will be able to access their data. As and when other clusters are restored, we will bring them online.
Update (3:50PM): Zoho CRM is partially restored. Around 80% of users should have access to their data. Other 20% will be restored soon. Will keep you updated.
Update (4:00PM): Zoho Invoice is restored.
So far, the following services are restored: Zoho CRM, Books, Invoice, Mail, Support, Reports, Discussions, Calendar & Writer are restored. Others will follow soon.
Update (4:20PM): Zoho Projects and Wiki are currently restored.
Update (4:28PM): Zoho Recruit & People are now restored.
Update (4:35PM): Zoho CRM is fully restored. Zoho Show & Bug Tracker are also restored. Zoho Docs is partially restored.
Update (4:45PM): Zoho Mobile service is now restored.
Update (4:52PM): Zoho Sheet & Docs are partially restored
Update (5:35PM): Zoho Chat & Share are currently restored.
Update (5:56PM): Zoho Creator is now restored.
Update (6:12PM): Zoho Meeting is now restore.
All Zoho Applications are currently restored. There are a few backend services currently being restored to full service. We are doing it in the backend.
We will do a detailed post with the postmortem report. Again, apologize for the outage.