On September 4, 2018, a cooling problem in a data center created an outage for Microsoft Azure cloud that impacted companies across the south central United States. “Azure was down for most of one business day,” said one IT professional. “Though we’re a nationwide company, all of our traffic goes through Dallas, Texas, so the entire company was affected. It caused a slowdown in many of our business processes.”
As a leading public cloud services provider, Azure is not alone when it comes to outages. Google cloud and Amazon AWS have also experienced outages that have adversely affected their corporate clients.
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