Countless websites and apps around the world faced an outage after Fastly, a major content delivery network, reported a widespread failure.
Fastly helps improve the time it takes for websites to load and provides other services to internet sites, apps and platforms — including a large global server network.
Major website and app outages happen from time to time and typically don't last long — internet service providers, content delivery networks and other hosting services are built with multiple redundancies and a global network of backup servers designed to reduce disruptions when things go haywire.
Fastly supports news sites and apps like CNN, the Guardian, the New York Times and many others. It also provides content delivery for Twitch, Pinterest, HBO Max, Hulu, Reddit, Spotify and other services.