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Massive Fastly internet outage causes swathes of websites to go dark


Fastly
Amazon
the New York Times
the White House
CDN
Downdetector
CNN
Spotify
Walt Disney World
Vox Media
Google Docs
Cloudflare
Politico, League of Legends
Discord
Amazon Web Services
the Chicago Tribune
Ring
Glassdoor
Elastic Block Store
EBS
Foursquare
Carnegie Mellon’s
Institute for Software Research
SVP
Fastly’s


Stripe
Doug Madory
Recode
Quora
Christopher Meiklejohn
Nick Rockwell
Vox


Reddit

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SOURCE: https://www.vox.com/recode/2021/6/8/22524024/fastly-web-outage-news-websites
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Summary

Countless websites, including major news outlets, were offline after an outage at Fastly, a cloud computing provider. One of the reasons the Fastly outage seems so wide in scale is that cloud computing service companies like Fastly are consolidating, leaving websites dependent on a shrinking number of providers. And they can be very difficult to detect early on when you’re thinking about making that change, because the systems are so complex and they involve so many moving parts.” In the case of Fastly’s Tuesday outage, the issue appeared to come from a bug that was introduced back in May when the company deployed some new software. But the issue was only discovered on Tuesday when a customer’s routine change to its systems triggered the bug — and inadvertently brought down much of the internet, according to a summary released by Nick Rockwell, the company’s SVP of engineering and infrastructure.Central to the challenge of systems like Fastly’s, Meiklejohn said, is the fact that these cloud computing systems can involve tens of thousands of servers deployed across the world.

As said here by Rebecca Heilweil