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| On 3 months ago

Massive Outrage Takes Down Amazon and Other Major Sites

By Aswin Kumar

Massive outrage hits major sites like Amazon.com, BBC, Reddit, etc among the few as a part of the Outrage which was initially reported on DownDetector.com as many users from all over the world reported the issue.

The root of the outrage was found to be outrage at Fastly, a US-based cloud computing service provider that powers a content delivery network (CDN) used by Amazon and other websites.

Fastly told NBC News, “We identified a service configuration that triggered disruptions across our points of presence globally and has disabled that configuration. Our global network is coming back online.”

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Most users were treated to an Error 503 service unavailable message yet Apple-related services, which are not hosted on Fastly CDN servers, were working fine. A CDN is a proxy server which allows user to access a website from the closest server to improve performance and reduce latency.

Fastly has updated on its status page that the issue has been solved yet users can experience some minor issues

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