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.

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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

senttoschool Avatar
22 months ago

Because what passes for 'good architecture' in modern ops/infra practices tends to be a list of tickboxes with "are we using an external service provider and thus don't need to hire anyone experienced in this technology?" next to them all.
Let's do an experiment:

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.
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diddl14 Avatar
22 months ago
https://stackoverflow.com also down, largest global coffee break..
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GadgetBen Avatar
22 months ago
Phew. I thought my Mac wasn't working. Rebooted it twice.

MacRumors bang on with the essential news once again.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ruka.snow Avatar
22 months ago

Can someone explain how this has killed the internet? What is fastly?
Fastly is one of the big CDN's on the internet. Basically they give websites DDoS protection, cache assets around the world, allow webpages to be cached (with smaller calls to the server for dynamic areas). Almost all of the traffic on the internet goes through Fastly and Cloudflare. Then you have the big old one: Akamai.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Unggoy Murderer Avatar
22 months ago

https://stackoverflow.com also down..
As a developer, I'm screwed. GitLab and GitHub being down too is just insult to injury.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
technofunky Avatar
22 months ago
Why is everyone using Fastly "only", there has to be a backup.

Edit: their own site is even down ... https://www.fastly.com/
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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