Dozens of the world’s leading websites including Reddit, CNN, The Guardian, the UK government and others went offline on Tuesday due to a major outage at cloud computing services provider Fastly.
Amazon.com Inc’s retail website also seemed to face an outage.
“We identified a service configuration that triggered disruptions across our POPs globally and have disabled that configuration,” Fastly said. “Our global network is coming back online,” it added.
Quora was also down for users in India, though it appears to be back now. Other sites impacted were Stack Overflow, GitHub, gov.uk, Hulu, HBO Max, Quora, PayPal, Vimeo and Shopify, according to Engadget.
In a detailed thread on Twitter, the Guardian’s UK technology correspondent Alex Hern wrote that the “massive internet outage” has been traced to a failure in a content delivery network (CDN) run by Fastly.”