back to article Azure's wobbly day as three services glitch around the world

If your favourite Microsoft staffer isn't answering the phone today, it may be because they're getting calls from angry Azure workers all over the world after the cloud service experienced three Partial Inability To Support Totally Optimal Performance (PITSTOP) incidents. DocumentDB was the first to wobble, producing a “No …

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Re: Azure's a pretty reliable cloud

I guess we could say that if we omit that one instance when Microsoft themselves forgot to renew their very own SSL certificate for Azure causing a global outage?

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That is a stain that is going to take a loooong time to fade.

And rightly so.

But Microsoft doesn't need to actively forget maintenance to sabotage things. That happens pretty regularly regardless.

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Re: Azure's a pretty reliable cloud

Azure's an ugly, unreliable cloud. FTFY.

With TWO control panels, neither of which works properly, confusing infrastructure, high pricing, frequent glitches in webapp uptime, poor performance, crappy billing interface, .....

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Stop

Will be something daft again

These failures always seemed to be caused by something daft - rolling out a patch to the wrong server, or a failure in a switch somewhere.

All this abstraction of functionality is great, but still need to remember that if the thing at the bottom of the pile breaks and has no failover, everything comes tumbling down.

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Anonymous Coward

The Cloud...

Somebody else's computers you have no control over.

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Meh

Re: The Cloud...

The Azure Cloud...

Somebody else's computers they have no control over.

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Re: The Cloud...

I bet the outage was caused by half of it getting upgraded to Windows 10 by accident.

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Black Helicopters

Proceed with caution

"first a “collection database” went flaky,"

That'll be the NSA guys having a fat finger moment.

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"This box runs the business that pays my wages."

"This box runs somebody else's business."

Spot the difference.

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Interesting...

Azure or Google or AWS has a "wobbly day" and it's a headliner, but not a peep about El Reg's "wobbly day". Error 524 or 5 march 2016. Down for hours. Browser - check. CloudFlare (CDN) - check. www.theregister.co.uk - Host error or "dead as a doorknob"...

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Vic

Re: Interesting...

not a peep about El Reg's "wobbly day". Error 524 or 5 march 2016. Down for hours

El Reg has had a couple of those now. I'm still waiting for the article guffawing at such occurrences...

Vic.

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And ... our ISP suddenly had loooong ping times resulting in dropped VOIP calls etc.

Coincidence? ROTM !!

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