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Microsoft Azure service availability sees an 800 percent increase in service interruption in Q2

CloudEndure has reported that in Q2 2014 Microsoft Azure experienced 201 service issues, as compared to 259 in Q1 2014: a 22 percent improvement. However, Q2 service issues tended to be more severe: Service Interruptions increased over 9-fold, from 3 to 28, and Service Degradation increased from 88 to 131, a 49 percent increase. Service Information decreased from 168 to 42: a 75 percent decline.

The top interrupted service was SQL Databases with 47 issues, of which 8 were Service Interruptions and 37 were Service Degradations. This was followed by Compute (Service Management) with 30 issues, of which 27 were Service Degradations and Compute and Storage with 18 issues. Other noteworthy products with issues included Service Bus with 9 issues, 7 of which were Service Interruptions, and SQL Reporting with 9 issues, 8 of which were Service Interruptions.

An analysis of service issues by region shows that Americas West had the highest number of issues overall: 33. However, Europe West reported the highest number of Service Interruptions: 5. Japan East and West showed the least issues: 6.

While Service Interruptions and Service Degradations occurred across regions, it’s important to remember that the top reason for application downtime remains human error. To eliminate the impact of any cloud provider’s service disruption on your application altogether, implement continuous, cross-region replication of the entire application stack. This way, you can switch to another region whenever Service Degradation or Interruption puts application service at risk.


•Date: 20th August 2014 • World •Type: Article • Topic: Cloud computing

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