Fastly is one of the major CDN vendors globally. As a regular consumer you wouldn’t be aware of their service, until a failure hits. Today the service faced a configuration issue, that apparently hit global pages like NYTimes and Bloomberg, but also Amazon, Reddit and Twitter, as reported in multiple sources. The issue is reported resolved by the vendor as of this writing. Details on their status page:
Fastly’s Status Page – Global CDN Disruption.
Source: Fastly Status – Global CDN Disruption
New York is facing an unusual incarnation of Denial of Service, in this case public transport. Just like on the web, thats’s extremely annoying and in this case, really has impact on peoples’s lives. From the article:
“The reports caused major disruption,” says Wikipedia, “affecting approximately 140,000 passengers and 1,000 flights.”Asymmetric warfare: someone is pulling emergency brakes on NYC subway cars
Source: Asymmetric warfare: someone is pulling emergency brakes on NYC subway cars / Boing Boing