Social media giants, government websites, and other essential retail ones were down on Tuesday morning. Several officials from different parts of the globe massively reported this outage. Some reports pointed out the glitch in the cloud computing platform Fastly.
But fastly didn’t verify the content and said that they were investigating the matter. Meanwhile, retail giant Amazon was also facing a similar issue. More than 21.000 Reddit users reported the glitch, while 2,000 users from Amazon also reported the glitch.
Many news platforms, along with social media giants, were in a similar outage early Tuesday morning. News forums like Financial Times, the New York Times, CNN, and Bloomberg News were down.
Direct reports also suggested this massive outage was due to the technical glitch in a private CDN ( Content Delivery Network), but CDN confirmed no details.
Those websites displayed the message “Error 503 Service Unavailable”. At the same time, some experts believe that the outage was due to Fastly: a cloud computing forum.
The Guardian Australia tweeted: “The Guardian’s website and app are currently being affected by a wider internet outage and will be back as soon as possible.”
Separately Amazon also displayed the error message. Both website and browser were down and not showing content. Besides, Britain’s Guardian newspaper said that they witnessed this outage and both their platform was down in early wee business hours.
However, according to Reuters, US-based cloud company services Fastly was experiencing a technicality. San Francisco-based Fastl later said to the reports that they were investigating “the potential impact to performance with our CDN services,” on the official website.
Coverage that was processed by Fastly was also facing degraded performance. Cloud-based services run on a delivery network that pushes the data around the internet. It will help businesses in operating smoothly where customers buy or sell their products.