The outages coincided with reports of system disruptions from Akamai and Oracle , two key providers of internet infrastructure services.
Oracle said Thursday afternoon that its outage was the result of Akamai’s service disruption.
“We are monitoring a global issue related to a partner Edge DNS that is impacting access to many internet resources, including Oracle cloud properties,” Oracle said.
Akamai’s Edge DNS service helps route web browsers to their correct destinations and also provides a security service.
At approximately 12:50 pm ET — less than an hour after the outages began cropping up — Akamai said:
“We have implemented a fix for this issue, and based on current observations, the service is resuming normal operations. MORE