Hundreds Of Websites And Digital Services, Down Due To A Global Server Failure
A failure in Fastly, a content distribution network (CDN), has shut down or hampered the operation of hundreds of websites and digital services , from Spotify to Twitch, to media such as The New York Times or the BBC.
The company has taken 45 minutes to identify the problem, but it has already notified through its official website that it has solved it. Downdetector , specialized in service failures, has reported problems related to Fastly in a multitude of services, including Movistar, Github, Spotify, Vodafone, Cloudflare and Stackoverflow.
The first failure in Fastly’s network was identified at 11:58 a.m. on Tuesday and the incident was resolved almost an hour later, at 12:57 noon.
The newspapers and all the media have also been affected by the fall, which has left without access to some of the most visited websites in the world, such as the social network Reddit or the streaming platform Twitch . In the same way, services such as Twitter, Google or PayPal, although they have been able to continue working, have intermittent failures depending on the region from which they are accessed.
Originally published at https://www.tehnologijaviews.xyz.