Internet outage in many parts of the world, as a private content delivery network goes down — Amazon, Reddit, CNN and many others affected
- A large chunk of the internet is facing a major
- The outage has swept big websites like Reddit, Twitch, Amazon, and news publications like CNN, The New York Times, The Guardian and more.
- The outage is said to be due to a fault at
If large parts of the web aren't showing for you, you're not alone. https://t.co/ZUnsx2phaP— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) 1623149600000
“We’re currently investigating potential impact to performance with our CDN services,” the firm told news website TechCrunch.
Countries impacted by #InternetOutage: Ireland Germany UK US Hong Kong Japan Singaporehttps://t.co/NKymPoTS65— The London Economic (@LondonEconomic) 1623149005000
Outages like these usually occur due to some fault at a central service provider like Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Akamai. In this case, the problem is being traced to Fastly, which is a CDN (content delivery network). Fastly says it had begun looking for the “potential impact to performance with our CDN services,” as per TechCrunch.
Update: Most of the websites are backed up and the issue has been identified. Fastly posted an outage message on its status page. “A fix was applied at 10:36 UTC. Customers may continue to experience decreased cache hit ratio and increased origin load as global services return.,” said Fastly at 5:27 pm IST.
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