Dozens of online resources temporarily down after Fastly outages

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Among them are Twitter, the New York Times and the British government website.

Dozens of critical online resources were unavailable Tuesday morning after a large-scale outage at San Francisco-based Fastly, one of the world’s largest providers of cloud-based Internet services.

Dozens of online resources temporarily down after Fastly outages

The company, which gained notoriety in 2019, helps websites improve the speed of their content by routing it through less congested routes.

The websites of news outlets CNN, the Guardian and the New York Times, the Twitter platform, and the U.K. government website were among the resources that survived the outage.

The duration of the outage varied and ranged from a few minutes to an hour.

Fastly said its cause has been found and is being addressed.

The company previously said it was investigating the potential impact of what happened on the quality of the content delivery network.