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Amazon, the biggest e-commerce website in the world, is suffering from a sudden outage meaning the website is currently inaccessible. Early reports suggested it could be related to Fastly, a cloud computing provider, which underpins a lot of major websites.
Fastly said it was looking into problems with its global content delivery network (CDN).
In an error message posted just before 11am today Fastly said it was “currently investigating potential impact to performance with our CDN services.”
The company has not yet provided a formal statement.
Fastly offers services such as speeding up loading times for websites, protecting them from denial-of-service cyberattacks and helping them deal with bursts of traffic in order to stay online and stable.
Many websites affected by the outage appeared to be gradually coming back online shortly before midday, but with slow loading times.
But many are still reporting on social media that they cannot access websites like Amazon, Reddit, the New York Times and the Guardian.
When will Amazon be back up?
On its status page, Fastly says: “The issue has been identified and a fix is being implemented.”
Some are reporting that Amazon is now back up, but it is not clear if this is area-specific yet.
Express.co.uk will continue to update this page as the situation becomes clearer.
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