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Microsoft's Windows Azure storage cloud is having worldwide problems with secure SSL storage, probably because Redmond let the HTTPS certificate expire. Being 'in the pink' is not good news for Windows Azure, as this screenshot from the Windows Azure Service Dashboard attests (click to enlarge) The problems were first …


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    1. Cipher

      Re: Data Utilities

      Yeah, more Government intervention into the net, that's the ticket. It'll be freakin' perfect after the bureaucrats mangle it, censor it and tax it to death.

      Remember when Clinton wanted copies of our encryption keys? Obama is writing Executive Orders right now to give him a "Internet Kill Switch" in the name of national security.

      I don't know about where you live, but here in the USA, anything the Government touches turns into crap. Expensive, censored, politically correct crap...

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Data Utilities

        The day that happens is when a massive commercial advantage is handed over to countries that don't have a kill switch.

        One day, some politicians will get the point, so I suggest you write your elected representatives and help them understand. Vote out the ones who don't.


        Otherwise prepare for Armageddon, at least on a political scale

  1. Zc456

    So, just another day at the office...

    And the world remains unsurprised.

  2. JDX Gold badge

    Dearie me

    Out of interest, have the other big players had similar screw-ups? I know things like gmail have gone down but has the entire google app cloud or EC2 flopped like this?

    Maybe it's deliberate ploy by MS to make cloudy computing generally look bad so everyone stays with desktop computers, running Windows :)

  3. Levente Szileszky

    Once again I see my anti-MS-cloud stance completely justified... I NEVER trusted this giant Ballmerian spider mess of services, not for a sec - remember the (fittingly named) B(ig)PoS? They had more downtime in one year, and always worldwide than everybody other hosted service provider (Google, Rackspace etc) TOGETHER, UNTIL DATE (years and years)...

    ...'oooh, Azure/WebOffice/O365/whatever-its-latest-newest-old-product is totally different, it's top-notch now' I heard every single time - and they just KEEP FAILIN' KEEP FAILIN'... while I'm far from happy with Google's weird support I'm still enjoying my CEO's trust because I went with Google Apps Business and never had to deal with HOURS-LONG outages affecting our most critical communication//cloud services, thanks to Google.

  4. FanniM

    Cloud computing is just not secure enough yet.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    nothing new here

    Anyone remember half the internet going down in April 2011 when EC2 went down for 7 hours? or the Netflix outage on Christmas eve because of AWS problems? Gmail in December 2012? Google Apps in October 2012? AWS in October 2012?

    100% uptime doesn't exist. Shit happens.

    1. Levente Szileszky

      Re: nothing new here

      As far as Google goes they *never had* any world- and system-wide *full* outage, at least we've never experienced anything like that (we're in NYC) during the past ~3-4 years, since we switched to GA Business.

  6. Mr Young
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    You forgot to set your Interrupt Enable Flags before the ';loop forever' or 'goto 10' stuff. The caps are inspired by amanfrommars by the way - obviously not my own work!

  7. Winkypop Silver badge

    I dedicate this thread to Eadon

    He/she must be like a pig-in-poo right now.

  8. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

    Do you Know what Tomorrow will Bring? Have you prepared Anything and/or Everything for Presentation

    @AC 17:54 - I'm not here to win a BEAUTY contest, I am here to tell the TRUTH! And THEY CANNOT HANDLE THE TRUTH …. Eadon Posted Saturday 23rd February 2013 18:08 GMT

    There is an added cloudy ingredient in the future azure blue skies thinking mix which is intelligently designed to render confusion and CHAOS to wannabe controllers and Dummy Operating Systems, Eadon, and that is that they don't know what the truth is to be.


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