Amazon, Shopify, Etsy, Ebay and PayPal are among the myriad of sites currently experiencing outages in a what is expected to be a major fault at a data centre provider.
Huge portions of the internet, including Spotify, Reddit, Vimeo, Government websites, The Guardian, Financial Times, Independent, New York Times, Evening Standard, Bloomberg, Amazon and its streaming platform Twitch have all gone down over the few hours.
While the cause has not yet been confirmed, reports have emerged suggesting the outage is due to issues at Fastly, a major data centre provider.
Reddit is down.
Twitch is down
Amazon is down
Stackoverflow is down
PayPal is down
Vimeo is down
Spotify is down
AWS is down
eBay is down
Shopify is down
This is fine, everything is fine pic.twitter.com/crJa6QLcWA
— 💀𝖂𝖗𝖆𝖎𝖙𝖍 𝕰𝖓𝖊𝖗𝖌𝖞 Ted (@TedtheWraith) June 8, 2021
At around 11am Fastly said it was “currently investigating potential impact to performance with our CDN (content delivery network) services”.
Fastly, which says it has now identified the issue and is implementing a fix, offers services like speeding up page load times and protecting sites from cyberattacks.
Others have pointed to Amazon Web Services (AWS), the retailers cloud computing arm which provides the internet infrastructure to thousands of websites and apps.
From around 10.30 today Downdetector reported a huge spike in reports of issues with AWS.
In November 2020, AWS went down taking a number of major websites and thousands of connected devices with it.
AWS is down and it’s taken half of the internet with it
Reddit, Twitch, CNN, Hulu, Emojis and many more
News websites especially hit it looks like pic.twitter.com/bKm3yhlwca
— Rohan Kochhar (@RohanKochhar) June 8, 2021
Being one of the most widely used cloud computing services in the world its outage has had huge ripple effects throughout the internet, seeing scores of websites report issues.
The Washington Post, Roku, Adobe Spark, Glassdoor, Flikr, Coinbase and Target all took to Twitter to report issues relating to the outage.