Global glitch: Swaths of internet go down after cloud outageMultiple websites went offline briefly across the globe Tuesday after an outage at the cloud service company Fastly, revealing how critical a handful of companies running the internet’s plumbing have become.
Dozens of sites including the New York Times, CNN, some Amazon sites, Twitch, Reddit, the Guardian, and the U.K. government’s home page, could not be reached.
In Asia, cities like Hong Kong and Singapore were also affected, with users unable to access the CNN website. In China, where most foreign media websites are blocked, there was little discussion on the outage on social media platforms such as Weibo....
Fastly's statement on Twitter:
4:09 AM · Jun 8, 2021We identified a service configuration that triggered disruptions across our POPs globally and have disabled that configuration. Our global network is coming back online.