Azure AU wobbled for an hour and nobody noticed

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Azure AU wobbled for an hour and nobody noticed

Microsoft’s Azure Australia East region browned out on Wednesday after “a subset of network infrastructure entered an unresponsive state, causing network traffic latency and timeouts.”

But it appears the issue was scarcely noticed.

Why?

Three reasons.

One: the issue was minor. Microsoft described it as “intermittent connectivity failures when connecting to resources hosted in this region or accessing the Azure Portal”

Two: it didn’t hit all Azure users. Microsoft said it hit “a subset of customers” and even then “may” have caused problems, rather than definitively messing things up.

Three: it was brief – from 10:36 AM to 11:40 AM Sydney time. CRN has scoured social media and online sysadmin haunts and can’t find mention of problems.

But Microsoft’s status page has an interesting mention of the fix: “Engineers determined that the issue was self-healed by the Azure platform.”

Which is nice. Very nice. All outages should be this nice!

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