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Cloud Outage Fallout: Should You Brace for Future Disruption?

June 17, 2021

Experts from Gartner, Cloudian, and other industry watchers say the massive, yet relatively brief Fastly cloud outage shows some of the resilience of the cloud but also what is at stake if it breaks.

On June 8, edge cloud platform Fastly experienced a global outage that, in a statement from the company, was attributed to “an undiscovered software bug” set off by a valid customer configuration change. According to Fastly, a software deployment in May introduced a bug that could be, and was, triggered by a specific, yet normal set of circumstances.

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