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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RE[3]: Wtf? Really?
by Lennie on Fri 2nd Mar 2012 11:21 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Wtf? Really?"
Lennie
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2007-09-22

It just means someone else, which is dedicated to the task, is doing that kind of work. That doesn't mean you get less problems.

It might mean you get more problems, because doing things at a large scale isn't easier.

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RE[4]: Wtf? Really?
by Soulbender on Fri 2nd Mar 2012 13:15 in reply to "RE[3]: Wtf? Really?"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Right, but I'm sure the MS sales rep told them that if they used Azure they'll never have downtime and it would all be redundant and scalable and blah blah blah. If I had been told that and then the whole thing (and I mean the whole thing, not just a few of my VM's) goes down because they forgot about leap years I'd be mighty pissed.

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