While it's easy to pile on with Azure, the situation is endemic to the cloud environment. Not withstanding my recent post, cloud implementations still carry significant risks. The news.com.au article states:
While cloud technology can have a massive impact on the way businesses run, as we are currently witnessing, it can also create new headaches when things don’t work how they’re supposed to.And this was the second Microsoft cloud outage in 24 hours.
Really worrisome to me is that the Microsoft Office portal wasn't responsive.
As usual the comments are the most interesting. Clearly some are trolls but some are really to the point.
Anyone who trusts cloud technology to store data risks it disappearing into thin air. The only way to safely store data is on a hard drive. To paraphrase an old adage, a fool and his data are soon parted.
The problem is for a lot of organisations is that they are too small to safely and economically run their ICT. Large vendors can provide resilience, security, and responsive services easier. And no, I don’t work for Microsoft, but I have worked in outsourcing :-) so I know the numbers
If your business model is a monopoly, make sure your cr*p works.
GordonYeah, worry about your business critical data.
I spent most of my career in IT, I just do not understand why anyone would trust another company to manage all of their business critical data off site....