Sunday, April 2, 2023

Last minute: Microsoft cloud collapses and leaves millions of people in the world without services

Late in the morning, Azure said that most customers should see the resumption of services following the full recovery of Microsoft’s wide area network (WAN).

an Azure outage, which It has 15 million corporate customers and over 500 million active users.According to data from Microsoft, this could affect many services and create a ripple effect, as almost all the world’s largest companies use the platform.

Businesses are increasingly relying on online platforms following an increase in the number of employees working from home due to the pandemic.

Previously, Microsoft said it had determined that a network connectivity issue was occurring with devices on the Microsoft WAN. He said this affects connectivity between customers on the Internet in Azure as well as between services in data centers.

Microsoft later tweeted that it had rolled back a network change believed to be causing the problem, and was using “additional infrastructure to speed up the recovery process”.

Microsoft did not disclose the number of users affected by the outage, but data from outage tracking website Downdetector showed thousands of incidents on all continents.

DownDetector tracks outages by collecting status reports from a variety of sources, including site users.

Microsoft’s cloud business helped boost its fiscal second-quarter profit on Tuesday.

The company forecast third-quarter revenue in its so-called Intelligent Cloud business to be between $21.7 billion and $22 billion, despite concerns that the cloud segment, lucrative for big tech companies, could be hit hard by customer cost cuts .

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