Fastly Issue takedown Widespread Internet Outage

An issue with cloud CDN Fastly caused a widespread internet outage.

Several major websites including, gov.uk, The New York Times, CNN, The Financial Times, The Guardian, Etsy, Hulu, PayPal, Reddit, Twitch, Twitter and many more were inaccessible for many users.

According to Downdetector.com, which tracks internet disruptions said, "Reports indicate there may be a widespread outage at Fastly, which may be impacting your service."

The outage was connected to Fastly, a provider of cloud computing services used by many companies to improve the speed and reliability of their websites.
Fastly works on a technology known as a content delivery network, which is a highly distributed network of servers used to reduce the distance between a server and user, and increase the speed at which a website loads.

 Furthermore, many of the users have also reported problems with Amazon services. 

This outage was last for an hour after Fastly made the quick fix within its service. 

In December, Google services including Gmail, Maps and YouTube crashed for about an hour. The company attributed the problem to an “authentication system outage.” And in January, Slack, the popular workplace messaging platform used by millions of people worldwide, experienced a major disruption in which users could not send messages, load channels, make calls or log in to the service.