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.
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LOL
by WorknMan on Thu 1st Mar 2012 23:31 UTC
WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

Reason #48341830923 that you shouldn't keep your data in the cloud.

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RE: LOL
by cdude on Fri 2nd Mar 2012 14:17 in reply to "LOL"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

I found a typo in your post and fixed it for you:

Reason #48341830923 that you shouldn't keep your data in the *Microsoft* cloud.

There is NO OTHER cloud-system in the whole galaxy which has such kinds of problems again and again. They have problems without doubt but NOT such problems.

Let's face it. It may not be a problem to reboot your Windows desktop if there is a problem but that does NOT WORK for servers.

Anyone remember the London stock-exchange disaster last year (a whole day down thanks to Windows server technology)?

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RE[2]: LOL
by moondevil on Sun 4th Mar 2012 16:35 in reply to "RE: LOL"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Anyone remember the London stock-exchange disaster last year (a whole day down thanks to Windows server technology)?


Yes, but knowing how many consulting companies work from the inside, I am sure that developers were to blame and not the technology.

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