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Microsoft Screws Up Again

A bunch of Microsoft Azure servers went offline in central USA over the weekend, causing havoc across the rest of the world. At its height, the fault affected API management, Web apps, Service Bus and SQL database services in the central US region, and Azure DNS globally.

Microsoft’s Azure status page recently reported that the SQL database is still affected in the central US region.

David Hood, cyber resiliency expert at security firm Mimecast, said: “Growing dependence on pure Microsoft cloud ecosystems could see events such as today’s Azure outage have a dramatic impact on business productivity.

“The question to ask ourselves in a cloud-first world is what is our cyber resilience strategy for when Azure, Office 365 or another critical cloud service goes offline?”

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