Akamai, global leader of content delivery network (CDN) and DNS for media and software delivery, and cloud security solutions went down for the second time in a month. This follows a similar issue with CDN provider, Fastly.
Many websites went offline overnight in an outage sparked by a glitch in Akamai’s systems.
“We have implemented a fix for this issue, and based on current observations, the service is resuming normal operations,” Akamai said in a tweet at 2:30am AEST.
The disruption lasted up to an hour and was caused by a bug in the domain name system (DNS) service, which allows web addresses to take users to their destinations, which was triggered during a software update, Akamai said.
Akamai Services are now back up and brandsec will monitor for any further disruption.
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