Global failure leaves important websites and media out of service
A global failure in the morning of Tuesday has down at least 48 internet pages. Among them are several media such as EL PAÍS (from Spain), The New York Times, Le Monde, BBC, The Guardian, Financial Times, El Mundo, CNN and W Radio.
The portals of Amazon, Twitch, Financial Times, Reddit, Google, Spotify, HBO Max, and Github and the British government are also suffering access problems. When you try to enter the websites the servers report a connection error message.
Some pages that continue to work show failures in the service, such as Twitter, where there are problems viewing the images, according to ‘EL PAÍS’.
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So far there is no clear explanation about the root of the problem. According to experts, the culprit would be the downfall of Fastly, a content distribution network (CDN), which feeds different portals. This service in the Cloud has the elements of these fallen portals hosted, explains José Carlos Garcia, journalist expert in Technology.
In recent hours Fastly would have announced that it was investigating a “potential impact on its content distribution services.” Subsequently, the US-based company noted that “it is currently investigating the potential impact on the performance of our services,” in a BBC report.
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The DownDetector portal began to report that some of the fallen portals have been slowly recovering. From Colombia it is possible to have access to certain services mentioned with problems, such as Google, Twitter and Amazon, because, due to their location, hosting services located in the region are used and they are not affected by the damage of the Fastly company.
DRAFTING THE TIME and AFP