Fastly, the company behind the worldwide outage said this week that it was the result of a software glitch that occurred when one of its customers changed its settings.
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“This outage was widespread and severe, and we truly regret the impact on our customers and everyone who counts on them,” the company said in a blog post written by Nick Rockwell, chief engineering and infrastructure officer, adding that the problem should have been expected.
Fastly operates a suite of servers located in strategic locations around the world to help customers move content and store it close to end users quickly and securely.
The company’s blog post gave a timeline of events and promised to check and explain why the software failed to detect bugs.
The company said the bug was in a software update that was shipped to customers on May 12 but did not turn on until an unknown customer made the settings changes that caused the problem “which caused 85% of errors hitting our network.”
Soon, engineers noticed the outage occurring at 9:47 GMT, 12:47 GMT, and engineers worked to determine the cause at 10:27 GMT. Once the settings that were causing the problem were disabled, most of the company’s network quickly recovered.
“Within 49 minutes, 95% of our network was operating as normal,” the company confirmed.
Fastly said its networks were fully restored at 12:35 GMT, and it began rolling out a permanent software fix at 17:25 GMT.