We’re experiencing some unexpected downtime on soundcloud.com since around 8am CET this morning. This has not been planned downtime, and so it’s indeed very unfortunate. The error happened as we were making final preparations for the move to a new and much more powerful datacenter in London. We hope that it will be resolved by 5pm today at the latest. No data has been lost.
Over the past weeks our development team has been working hard on making soundcloud faster. A big part of that project has been preparing for the move to a new datacenter. The team has done a very good job on optimizing the site, but the big speed bottleneck has proven to be in the current server setup.
By 6pm today this should all change and SoundCloud will be back up again, faster than it ever was.
The SoundCloud Team