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Microsoft's Azure cloud leap-day meltdown

Mar 03, 2012, 01:06 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"In case you missed it, on the same day Microsoft fans were slapping themselves on the back for Windows 8 Consumer Preview getting out the door, Microsoft?s Windows Azure Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) cloud suffered a worldwide meltdown. For almost 36-hours, Windows Azure Service Management was down.

"Even after Microsoft had a fix in, faults continued to spread across the Azure cloud in America and Northern Europe. As some areas came back up Compute functionality in the North Central US, South Central US and North Europe regions, functionality was downgraded or even turned off on a range of Azure services."

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