Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Internet Outage Forecast: Cloud-y


What some experienced this morning trying to connect to a number of big websites:

Government, media and news website were coming back to life on Tuesday after a widespread outage linked to U.S.-based cloud company Fastly.

High traffic sites including Reddit, Amazon, CNN, Paypal, Spotify and the New York Times were all listed as experiencing problems by outage tracking website Downdetector.com, but appeared to be coming back up after outages that ranged from a few minutes to around an hour.

Fastly, one of the world's most widely-used cloud based content delivery network providers, said "the issue has been identified and a fix has been applied. Customers may experience increased origin load as global services return." [snip]

Nearly 21,000 Reddit users reported issues with the social media platform, while more than 2,000 users reported problems with Amazon, according to Downdetector.com.

Amazon's Twitch was also experiencing an outage, according to Downdetector's website.

Websites operated by news outlets including the Financial Times, the Guardian, the New York Times and Bloomberg News also faced outages.

The report failed to mention that Hackwhackers was not affected by the outage.  (We're on Cloud 9!)


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