Caught in the act of cloud washing
Use of the term cloud, as in Adobe Creative Cloud, is like calling Microsoft Windows updates a hybrid cloud operation. It's not. Adobe users experienced login failure as a result of "database maintenance activity," an explanation that leaves out more than it explains. Adobe must have somehow corrupted data in its production identity management system to suspend so much log-in activity for so long. Then it took a long time to restore it. If that maintenance activity had been occurring in a true cloud fashion, there would have been an uncorrupted copy of the data readily available. It's a cloud, in Adobe parlance, until it fails. Then it is clearly not a cloud.