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Fastly Outage Knocks Major Websites Offline

June 8, 2021
On 8 June 2021, content delivery network Fastly suffered a global outage which took down numerous major websites including CNN , the New York Times , and Reddit .

According to Kentik data, we observed this global outage beginning at 9:49 UTC (5:49am ET). At 9:58 UTC, Fastly posted on their status page, “Investigating - We’re currently investigating potential impact to performance with our CDN services.”

We observed a 75% drop in traffic volume coming from Fastly before traffic began returning at 10:39 UTC.

Doug Madory

Doug Madory is the director of internet analysis for Kentik where he works on internet infrastructure analysis. The Washington Post dubbed him “The Man who can see the Internet” for his reputation in identifying significant developments in the global layout of the internet. Doug is regularly quoted by major news outlets about developments ranging from national blackouts to BGP hijacks to the activation of submarine cables. Prior to Kentik, he was the lead analyst for Oracle’s internet intelligence team (formerly Dyn Research and Renesys).

Twitter: @DougMadory

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