Web service provider Akamai after 29,000 sites face outage, says we have implemented a fix


After around 29,000 websites faced outage globally, web backend services provider Akamai Technologies said that they had experienced a “service disruption” and have now implemented “a fix for this issue”.


“Based on current observations, the service is resuming normal operations,” it added. Major websites that faced outages include PaytmZomato, PlayStation Network, FedEx, UPS, Airbnb and Amazon.


DNS is a service that translates readable domain names to machine readable IP addresses, connecting it to a server and delivering the requested page on the user’s phone or laptop.


This is the third such incident in a span of just two months, after multiple outages hit social media, government and news websites across the globe in June, with some reports pointing to a glitch at US-based cloud computing services provider Fastly. However, it is the second Akamai outage in as many months after the content delivery network provider experienced service disruptions with its hosting platform last month.


Cloud services provider Akamai Technologies had given an alert on its “Edge DNS” service incident, noting a “partial outage” on its website. The company announced over Twitter that, we have implemented a fix for this issue, and based on current observations, the service is resuming normal operations and we will continue to monitor to ensure that the impact has been fully mitigated.