Many websites became unavailable on Tuesday after an apparently widespread outage at cloud service company Fastly.
I couldn’t access dozens of high-traffic websites such as The New York Times, CNN, Twitch, and the UK Government homepage.
San Francisco-based Fastly noticed the issue shortly before 10am GMT. The company has repeatedly updated its website, saying it “continues to investigate the problem.”
“The problem has been identified and fixed,” he added, about 45 minutes after the outage began.
A visitor trying to access CNN.com received the message “Fastly error: unknown domain: cnn.com”.
A downdetector that tracks Internet outages said, “Reports have shown that Fastly has a widespread outage that can impact services.”
Fastly provides a content delivery network, a group of servers that allows users to quickly connect to your website.
“The technology essentially requires Fastly to be placed between most clients and their users, which means that if a service suffers a catastrophic failure, those companies can operate online. It could be gone, “said Alex Hern’s technology editor, Parent.
He added that several websites, including the BBC, were able to recover service by switching the system to another network.
With the outage, Guardian, The Verge, and other websites are now delivering updates on what’s happening on Twitter, Google Docs, or elsewhere.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.