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Users of Microsoft's Azure storage service “may have experienced difficulties provisioning new resources or accessing their existing resources “ for over eight hours on Wednesday and Thursday. Azure storage was also tough to provision for a short time on Wednesday night. The first brownout hit the service's East US region, and …

  1. P. Lee Silver badge

    >A power loss is, however, something a cloud operator cannot always control. And it is a far more more acceptable reason for an outage than the typo that took down Amazon' S3 service.

    Really?

    I thought the point was that that the cattle are stateless and everything is resilient. Otherwise, what's the point of the cloud? I can provision a non-resilient server myself, really cheaply.

    1. AMBxx Silver badge

      Depends on how deep your pockets are. With Azure, you can have storage that is resilient to failure at various levels. You just have to decide how much you want to spend.

  2. richardcox13

    > the cattle are stateless and everything is resilient

    Storage is, of course, the one thing that can't be stateless.

    1. yoganmahew

      "Storage is, of course, the one thing that can't be stateless."

      Well, the cloud is supposed to make it pseudo stateless, at least - you aren't supposed to be storing to a specific physical location, rather a logical one. If a physical piece of hardware (whether powered off or fat-fingered out) results in the logical storage becoming unavailable (Amazon) or performance being degraded (Microsoft), then it's not really very cloudy - it is just someone else's shared datacentre.

    2. PeterM42
      Facepalm

      ...and nothing can go wrong

      go wrong

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  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    The Cloud...

    Other peoples computers you have no control over.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    users effected were enterprises

    with few consumer facing apps. they have no reason to publicize an outage.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: users effected were enterprises

      * affected

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