(Bloomberg) — Thousands of websites paused on the Internet on Tuesday, including The New York Times, Bloomberg News and Reddit Inc. and the UK government website, after the failure of services provided by the UK government’s distribution network Fastly Inc.
Fastly, which operates a content distribution network for sending data quickly over the Internet, reported that they identified the problem that was causing their global outage at 11:44am London time, about an hour after they disclosed the problem, and you were implementing a solution. Many of the discontinued websites became available again shortly after the Fastly Statement.
The flaw shows that the most popular web pages rely on a handful of big technology companies to help them distribute content and host users. Fastly technology is one of the few technologies that serve as a cutting edge application and web hosting service that large companies use to deliver content to millions of users simultaneously.
Rather than hosting all of a website’s content on one set of servers in one place, Fastly puts the cloud infrastructure in dozens of locations to allow people to download from the server closest to them.
A Fastly representative did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Down Detector, a website that tracks internet outages, reported spikes in user reports of problems with websites from Amazon and Spotify to Twitch, Shopify and Etsy on Tuesday.
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