The Internet is an indispensable thing for people nowadays. This does not mean that it is not infallible, so several important sites were not functional after the internet crashed.
A huge disruption of the Internet has affected huge areas around the world, affecting several sites of great importance. These include Amazon, Reddit, Twitter and Twitch. To these were added sites such as the New York Times and The Guardian, which had the same problem.
It appears that the source of the problem was the Rapid Content Delivery Network (CDN), which confirmed that there was a major outage. On its profile page, Fastly stated that we are currently investigating the potential impact on performance with the help of our CDN services.
The sites mentioned above are not the only ones that have suffered from major failure. Areas such as Stack Overflow, GitHub, gov.uk, Hulu, HBO Max, Quora, PayPal, Vimeo and Shopify, have been affected in turn, according to TechCrunch. While some are completely flawed, with errors with code 503, on some sites such as Twitter and Amazon, only the images were affected.
This was quickly described as a “marginal” network that was set up between users and websites. These issues include the content delivery network, image optimization as well as video clips, but also streaming, cloud security, and upload optimization services.
As with Cloudflare, which crashed last year, such a failure on Fastly can affect huge areas of the Internet. In a recent update, Fastly said that now “the problem has been identified and a solution is being implemented”. Now, everyone is hoping that the internet will return to normal in a very short time.