A problem for a cloud computing service provider knocks out the sites of the giants around the world. In Italy, the websites of the Corriere della Sera and the Gazzetta dello Sport unreachable for several minutes. In both cases, the user was faced with a page with the message ‘Error 503 Service Unavailable’. The same message also appeared on the page of the British newspaper Guardian, the New York Times and CNN. The British government website also crashed, and some disruptions were reported for Reddit and some Amazon services.
A first explanation is provided by the Down Detector site, which constantly monitors anomalies and problems on the network: “Reports indicate that there may have been a large problem for Fastly (cloud service provider, ed) and this could have repercussions on your services”.