Has to be said.
Have they tried turning it off and back on again.
Engineers around the world have been given a few hours off today, assuming they are using Microsoft's Azure DevOps Hosted Pools, as the platform buckled under a second wave of attacks. Issues first cropped up in the early hours of the morning (UK time), afflicting "all geographies" according to Microsoft and was described …
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Am I glad that I don't work in the kind of environment that thinks that self-hosting is anathema.
It may work for some, but I have been self-hosting my data for over two decades and I have had no problem. That does not incite me to indulge in handing over my data to some faceless virtual hosting facility.
All the stories I hear about burning datacenters, entire swaths of hosted servers wiped by some "event", and the many, many stories about pilfered user data really do not make me think "hey, I just might try out that cloud stuff everyone is talking about".
This isn't as simple as just your data though. This is multiple build agents, where you have to install and maintain the underlying OS in addition to any pipeline tools you may require.
The ability to have this done as part of a hosted agent IS convenient and inexpensive most of the time for a great deal of use cases.
Anyway, with Azure DevOps, if you want to maintain and host the build agents yourself you are able to do so easily enough.
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