Luckily I don't use Apple's iCloud anymore, I mean, an 8 hour outtake? That would be a disaster if I were dependent on that service. I use Google Services and Chrome to sync and upload everything now. Feels stable and secure.
Some users of Apple’s iCloud documents, Photo Stream, iPhoto Journals and Backup & Restore are unable to access the services due to issues affecting the system.Source: iMessage, iCloud documents, Photo Stream and other Apple services hit by up to eight hour outages - The Next Web
According to the Services, Stores, and iCloud system status page, all of the previously mentioned services are suffering from known issues