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A Drop In Server Signatures Leaves Important Digital Sites Out Of Service | Voice Of America

Many digital sites were taken down Tuesday after what appeared to be a widespread downfall of cloud computing firm Fastly. In that situation were dozens of websites with high traffic, such as The New York Times, the television network CNN, Twitch, Reddit and the British government website. San Francisco-based Fastly acknowledged there was a problem shortly before 1000 GMT. In successive updates on his website, he said that he was still “investigating the problem.” “The problem has been identified and a solution has been applied. Customers could experience an increase in origin freight as global services return, ”the company said an hour later. Several websites that had been affected appeared to be working again. Some visitors trying to access CNN.com encountered a message saying “Fastly Error: Unknown Domain: cnn.com.” Attempts to access the Financial Times showed a similar message, while the New York Times and British government sites gov.uk gave an “Error 503: Service not available” message, along with the line “Varnish Cache Server ”, Which is the technology on which Fastly is based. Down Detector, which monitors internet service outages, said that according to its reports “there could be a general blackout at Fastly, which could affect its service.” Fastly describes itself as a “cutting edge cloud platform”. It provides crucial cloud computing services for many popular internet sites by helping them store their content on servers around the world so that it is closer to users. Connect with the Voice of America! Subscribe to our YouTube channel and activate notifications; or, follow us on social networks: Facebook, Twitter

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