GigaOM – Microsoft Azure falls down, goes boom

Microsoft Azure went down Monday night and stayed down for hours. That news comes as Microsoft is trying to pitch two-year-old Azure as a safe and reliable platform for consumer and business applications.

As first reported by The Register, which cited Microsoft’s service page, Azure’s service management system started acting up just before 6 p.m. Pacific time, and the problem persisted for at least 12 hours. Microsoft’s Service Dashboard showed that two Access Control areas — in Northern Europe and South Central U.S. — were disrupted as of 10 a.m. Pacific time Tuesday.

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