Large websites and online services such as Twitch, Reddit, Spotify, PayPal, Amazon.uk, GitHub and many others were temporarily unavailable on June 8, 2021. This was apparently due to a major failure of the cloud service provider Fastly. I mentioned it out loud Metro.co.uk On their website, technical issues affecting countries around the world; Including Germany, England, USA, Singapore and Japan. What exactly happened remains unclear. The company quickly resolved the incident.
Many sites affected by failure
One thing is for sure: failure has drawn giant circles. According to the report, in addition to the previously mentioned web offerings, the social network Pinterest and news sites The Guardian, New York Times, Independent, Financial Times, CNN, Buzzfeed and Le Monde as well as the British government website were currently unavailable. The respective websites all output Error code 503 when called in the browser. Even Fastly’s website was noisy thenextweb.com Currently in many parts of the world. Twitter also appeared to be partially affected. Users have reported problems using emojis. The failure appears to have started around 12pm German time and lasted for about an hour. After a short time, some of the affected sites were at least partially accessible during the tests conducted by the editorial team. Services like Twitch have been idle for a bit longer, but are now working again. (As of June 8, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.)
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