Microsoft Azure Hit With Global Outage Earlier This Week

– Microsoft’s cloud computing service, Azure, was hit with a global outage earlier this week causing service disruptions for thousands of customers.

According to GeekWire, the outage, which occurred on Monday, lasted for around five hours and affected 11 out of Microsoft’s 13 regions. Regions not affected include one area in the U.S., US South Central, and Asia Pacific Southeast regions.

A company bulletin sated that the “full service interruption” affected its “Cloud Services, Virtual Machines, Websites, Automation, Service Bus, Backup, Site Recovery, HDInsight, Mobile Services, StorSimple and possible other Azure Services in multiple regions.”

Additionally, on Friday multiple regions, including Japan East, experienced problems with network infrastructure, cloud services, and management portals.

“From as early as 1 August, 2014 to 06:30 UTC on 15 August, 2014 a subset of customers in multiple regions may have experienced that their auto-scaling ability was reduced or disabled,” says Microsoft on its website. “Errors may have included messages regarding the inability to read auto-Scale metrics data. This incident has now been mitigated.”

All services have been restored, though it is still unknown on what caused these outages.


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