Major internet outage: many international sites offline

The problems started around 11:45 Dutch time, can be seen on the site Down Detector. Thousands of reports come in from users who cannot reach dozens of sites and services. Major news sites such as CNN, The New York Times and the BBC, among others, are unreachable. There are also playback problems on music service Spotify and video site Vimeo. PayPal is also temporarily unable to process payments.

The cause seems to lie with the company Fastly, a so-called CDN provider. Such a server network (content delivery network) ensures that sites and services are available worldwide quickly and for many people at the same time. A major failure in such a network causes the accessibility of such sites and services to collapse like a house of cards.

Since just before 12:00 o’clock investigates Fastly ‘the potential impact on performance of our CDN services’. Half an hour later, the problems are still being investigated. It is not yet known when the problems will be solved and the sites and services will come back online.

Source: RTL Nieuws by

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