• Due to a severe failure at Fastly, a popular Content Delivery Network, several foreign websites throughout the world had a worldwide internet outage for roughly half an hour on June 8, 2021. (CDN).
  • CNN, the New York Times, the Guardian, the Financial Times, and Verge were among the top news websites. Shopify, Vimeo, Quora, HBO Max, Hulu, Pinterest, Spotify, Twitch, Reddit,, Stack Overflow, GitHub,, and Paypal were among the other notable websites.
  • When visitors attempted to browse these websites, a 503-error continued displaying on the screen. A 503 error indicates that the browser was unable to establish a connection with the server.



  • Fastly is a cloud computing services company located in the United States that provides a Content Delivery Network (CDN) that allows content developers and internet-based businesses to expand their core cloud infrastructure closer to end-users, resulting in quicker page loading and other benefits.
  • Fastly provided a status update on June 8, 2021, at 3.28 p.m. IST, indicating that they are presently evaluating any performance impacts with their CDN services.
  • They notified me that the problem had been resolved an hour later. They also stated that all of their globally spread network of servers, including three in India, had been identified as having ‘Degraded Performance.’



  • A Content Delivery Network (CDN) is a network of proxy servers that is globally dispersed. The goal of CDNs is to offer end-users with rapid Internet delivery that is spatially distributed.
  • CDNs were created in the late 1990s, and since then, most online content firms have used them to route their web traffic across the world.
  • Internet firms with a lot of data in worldwide libraries pay CDNs to host their geographically relevant material closer to their end consumers. CDNs also help businesses secure their websites from distributed denial of service (DDOS) assaults, traffic surges, and other threats.
  • Cloudflare, one of the most popular worldwide cloud platforms in 2020, had a similar CDN issue that caused its client websites, including League of Legends, Feedly, Discord, Shopify, and Politico, to fall down.

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