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. We will continue to monitor to ensure that the impact has been fully mitigated.”
Among the affected websites were Fidelity, the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s document search site, Airbnb, British Airways and others. Most of the sites were back up and running in under an hour.