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 B. Janssen on Fri 2nd Mar 2012 16:31 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Wtf? Really?"
B. Janssen
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I think, I wasn't clear. The FU is reprimandable, no doubt.

My line of thinking was that at some point in deployment you pass a point of no return where you are effectively locked-in into the cloud of someone else, because moving becomes very expensive, even more expensive than putting up with a FU.

I guess, what I'm really trying to say is that cloud services lock-in your data and you will suffer the consequences and like it. Beware of the cloud, seriously.

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