Australian media affected by global internet outage

Australian media including The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, 10Play, The Australian Financial Review and more are among global media affected by an internet outage linked to CDN vendor Fastly.

CDN stands for content delivery network, a geographically distributed group of servers that work together to provide fast delivery of Internet content. Fastly is an American CDN vendor and cloud computing business.

Fastly’s website

Global media affected by the outage includes Amazon, Reddit, Twitch, CNN, Pinterest, BBC, Bloomberg, The Verge, as well as the White House and UK Government websites. Of those that seem to be unaffected, News Corp Australia is one of the major businesses not to report any issues.

According to The Sydney Morning Herald, reporting on its own issues, “Fastly is one of four hosting service providers that looks after CDNs. Akamai, Cloudflare and Amazon Web Services are the other three.”

As of 10:44am UTC (8:44pm AEST) Fastly announced that the issue had been identified and a fix was underway. Investigations into the issue had begun at 9:58am UTC.


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