July 22 (Reuters) - Many websites were briefly down in an outage sparked by a glitch in Akamai Technologies Inc's (AKAM.O) systems, the second major disruption linked to the cloud company in about a month.
"We have implemented a fix for this issue, and based on current observations, the service is resuming normal operations," Akamai said in a tweet.
The disruption lasted up to an hour and was caused by a bug in the domain name system (DNS) service, which allows web addresses to take users to their destinations, that was triggered during a software update, Akamai said.
Services resumed after rolling back the update, Akamai added, and confirmed the disruption was not due to a cyberattack.
"We are reviewing our software update process to prevent future disruptions."
Both Oracle and Amazon said their services were operating normally shortly after.
DNS is a service that lets users connect to websites on their phone or laptop, where a domain name is used to reach a cloud network to load content through an Internet Protocol (IP) address.
In June, multiple outages hit social media, government and news websites across the globe, with some reports pointing to a glitch at U.S.-based cloud computing service providers.
Downdetector, which tracks outages by collating status reports from a series of sources, said users reported issues with 48 services, mostly within the United States.
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