back to article Azure India wobbles due to ‘underlying physical datacentre issue’

The Central India region of Microsoft’s Azure cloud is in trouble. At 12:41 UTC on 18 May 2020 Microsoft reported “an underlying physical datacentre issue which is impacting some Compute and Storage resources in one of the datacenters in the region.” The issue was quickly mitigated, but at the time of writing – 02:00 UTC on …

  1. man_iii

    Landlocked in the Valley

    Hmmm seems strange not to plan for outages at a location some ways inland and nestled between gentle rolling hills with no access to undersea cables or proper high speed high density satellite uplinks.

    At least Mumbai or other Port cities seem to be a better option as you can flood your data center in the sea for some passive water cooling and access to that trunked underwater cables of notoriety.

    1. Steve_Jobs1974

      Re: Landlocked in the Valley

      I think only 10 Azure Regions have Availability Zones, and even the regions that do have AZ’s only a small fraction of the Azure services use them. So, unless you use a service that works across muti-az in a region that supports them, you can expect this sort of outage.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    Yawn....Another day, another Microsoft outage...

    1. Anonymous Coward

      Re: <X> down

      You mean another day another outage. Microsoft is neither alone or even the worst.

      1. Steve_Jobs1974

        Re: <X> down

        Well not according to Gartner (Cloud Harmony) , out of the big 3 Msft is lagging by a long way. 7 x more downtime in 2019

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Underlying issue....?

    MS must have subbied out the DC management to WIPRO...

    (May be a bit unfair, that. I'm sure they do a good job somewhere).

  4. hoola Silver badge

    Service Down

    I am sure that all SLAs and services will have been unaffected.

    As long as you can login to the portal they appear to class that as meeting the SLA.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    Is this the Azure DC setup at ex-VSNL ex-Tata Tele DC campus at Dighi ?

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