That a server fails or that a certain website crashes is something that should not be news. While failures are often reported on Twitter, web pages of all kinds, WhatsApp and other services, what does not usually happen is that everything fail at the same time. This is what has just happened in a large sector of the Internet.
Especially various social networks and media have been affected by a failure of a very popular service provider. Fastly, a company that is dedicated to providing services to RRSS such as Twitch and support for different informational websites, has reported an error that has led to a general downfall on many of your clients.
Fastly, a company that provides a fundamental service to many websites, has failed. As one of the largest service providers within the Content Distribution Network, the failure of its intermediate servers has made many users unable to access the publications of its reference websites.
For example, Twitch has gone down in a generalized way, Twitter presents temporary problems and websites like The New York Times or The Guardian do not offer any information, just a blank screenshot. Another example comes from the popular Reddit forum, which is also among those affected, as are thousands of other websites.
Some readers are currently unable to access https://t.co/eMyFEYiHno. We are looking into it and will send an update soon.
– The New York Times (@nytimes) June 8, 2021
As the company has reported, the failure has not occurred only in one region, but rather its Servers scattered around the world, the United States, Latin America or Europe now offer limited performance, so it is expected that the failures will continue for the moment, although they could well be reversed with the passage of time. Some websites have regained their pulse.