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Funny thing…..people’s gold and silver coins were still in their hands; readily accessible to meet their needs.

Not so with all things internet or cloud related.

CIGA Wolfgang Rech

…and exactly what GOTS is all about!


An Outage Hit Major Websites. The Internet’s Infrastructure Appears Shaky
June 8, 2021

Consumers got a jolt this morning with “error 503 service unavailable” messages on some of their favorite websites.

An outage at cloud software provider Fastly caused swaths of the web to go dark, including Reddit, the New York Times, and even the U.K. government’s website. Fastly said that it had identified the problem and initiated a fix. An hour after the outages were first reported, Fastly said its global network was coming back online. Most of the impacted websites appeared to be back online as well.

It was really just a small irritation for consumers and investors Tuesday morning, but it could become a larger problem. Recent episodes of hacking and outages such as the SolarWinds hack and the Colonial pipeline ransomware attack demonstrate that internet infrastructure isn’t as robust as might assumed.