Fortunately, the outage didn’t last long and most websites and apps are slowly crawling back online. Most websites rely on cloud service providers and content delivery networks (CDN) to deliver their content. Such a failure occurs when a particular service provider is faced with a technical malfunction. As Akamai faces an interruption, all of its customers will automatically experience website loading issues as Akamai is a popular global service provider.
Akamai has an interruption in service. We are actively investigating the issue and will provide an update in 30 minutes.
– Akamai Technologies (@Akamai) 1626971534000
Akamai has announced that the issue has been resolved and the services should be back online. “We have implemented a fix for this issue and based on recent observations, the service is back to normal. We will continue to monitor to make sure the effects have been fully mitigated, ”she tweeted.
Last month, the American cloud service provider Fastly reported a downtime that led to a major service outage on popular platforms such as Amazon, Reddit, Twitch, Financial Times, New York Times, Bloomberg News and others.