Websites, apps globally hit by major internet outage
Several websites and apps around the world went down on Tuesday after Fastly, a major content delivery network, reported a widespread failure.
Fastly supports news sites and apps like CNN, the Guardian, the New York Times, and many others. Fastly, a cloud service provider, also provides content delivery for Twitch, Pinterest, HBO Max, Hulu, Reddit, Spotify and other services, reported CNN.
Other major sites that were affected include Amazon, Target, and the UK government website — Gov.uk.
Fastly said the problem appeared to be related to an outage at the company. On its service status website (which was working) Tuesday morning, the company had identified the problem and fixed the issue – but many sites were still unavailable to users by 7 a.m. ET.
Fastly helps improve load times for websites and also provides a large global server network to internet sites, apps and platforms.
Major website and app outages happen from time to time and typically don’t last long — internet service providers, content delivery networks and other hosting services are built with multiple redundancies and a global network of backup servers designed to reduce disruptions when things go haywire, reported CNN.
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