Last week Azure went down for 22 hours – and this Microsoft’s Cloud solution.
During a routine operating system upgrade on Friday (March 13th), the deployment service within Windows Azure began to slow down due to networking issues. This caused a large number of servers to time out and fail.
How much do you all want to bet that this “routine operating system upgrade” was a patch installation that Microsoft released? Bets please….
This has been mentioned in several places ..
DO YOU WANT TO RELY ON A WINDOWS OS AS THE VIRTUALIZATION PLATFORM FOR YOUR ENTERPRISE???
If you have to patch your host for vulnerabilities that are discovered every second day (and that is not say that Microsoft does not do a good job in fixing them) and are patched for stupid things like this? (yes the patch is relevant for Windows Server 2008 – and it requires a reboot!!)