Fastly CDN Server Issue Brings Down Swathes of Websites [Update: Solved]
Vast swathes of the web are currently offline, including Reddit, Spotify, Twitch, gov.uk, Hulu, HBO Max, Quora, PayPal, Vimeo, Shopify, CNN, The Guardian, The New York Times, BBC News, Bloomberg, and Financial Times sites.
The outage is down to a glitch in content delivery network provider Fastly's servers. Fastly has confirmed it's investigating an outage on its status website. Having nothing to do with Fastly, none of Apple's services are currently impacted. MacRumors.com and the MacRumors forums continue to operate as normal.
Update: After identifying the issue, Fastly says it has implemented a fix that seems to be allowing most affected websites to recover from the outage.
Top Rated Comments
You hire "experts" to keep your services up worldwide across multiple regions, with sub-second performance, and build tools for your software developers to easily build applications on top of. They would have to set up the services in tens, if not hundreds of physical server locations across the world as well.
I use Fastly.
Let's see how often your "experts" f up in house vs Fastly and how much more money your "experts" cost and how much your software developers hate the in-house system.
I love how every time this happens, which is rare, someone with zero knowledge of scaling at this size comes in and writes how companies are lazy or cheap or both.
MacRumors bang on with the essential news once again.
Edit: their own site is even down ... https://www.fastly.com/