On June 8 we had a service failure that we could define as a candidate for ‘Total Chaos’. And it is that in the current 3.0 reality that we live, it is not that we depend on electricity, but rather that we depend on the Internet for (almost) everything: From social networks to work programs, from company communications to public infrastructure and facilities. So when the Internet goes down massively, panic breaks out.
Just at noon, thousands of sites and platforms went down in unison due to a service outage at Fastly, an American provider of cloud computing services. And today, July 22, a month and a half later, the same thing happened again.
Steam, PSN, Fortnite DOWN
About half an hour ago, around 6 pm, literally thousands of pages have ‘fallen’, as Down Detector reports, having from stability problems to outright outages and interruptions in its services.
The fall seems as or more serious than the previous one, since we are talking about more than 30,000 websites, platforms and services. And again we talk about important sites, such as:
– Call of Duty
– Epic Games Store
– PlayStation Network
– ING DIrect
At the moment the origin of the failure is unknown, a global drop that seems to indicate that the problem is not a specific server area, but a chain failure. The well-known Akamai, Internet CDN Service Provider (Content Delivery Network), has confirmed a bug at 18:09 which is under investigation, which could be the origin of everything.