Linked by David Adams on Thu 1st Mar 2012 22:53 UTC, submitted by judgen
Microsoft The outage on Microsoft's Windows Azure cloud computing platform that caused the government's G-Cloud service to go offline was the result of a calculation error caused by the extra day in February due to the leap year. Writing on the Azure blog the firm's corporate vice president for service and cloud, Bill Laing, said while the firm had still to fully determine the cause of the issue, the extra date in the month appeared the most likely cause.
Permalink for comment 509268
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[2]: Wtf? Really?
by Soulbender on Fri 2nd Mar 2012 10:29 UTC in reply to "RE: Wtf? Really?"
Member since:

This is not just picking up your ball and going, it's picking up the goal posts, the fences, the benches, the lawn and the parking lot, too.

In the short run you're probably right but the contract will be renegotiated at some point and I would make damn sure there's was a viable alternative at that point. Of course, I would probably not have bought into Azure in the first place so it's a bit moot.

And on top of that 1 day in 366 is probably well within agreed outage levels

Could be but on the other hand, isn't the cloud all about NOT having these kind of problems? You know, scalability, redundancy and all that jazz that the sales rep probably fed the gov't.

Reply Parent Score: 2