Major GitHub outage disrupts developers

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Major GitHub outage disrupts developers

GitHub, the leading repository of open source code, suffered a severe outage for more than 40 minutes in the small hours of Tuesday, Australian time..

The outage froze the work of some developers, as several services for accessing source code became inaccessible on the company's hosted repository. The organisation's status page described the event as a "major outage."

GitHub started investigating problems at 12:46 AM, AEST, and resolved the issue forty minutes later.

In June of 2018, Microsoft bought Github for AU$9.8 billion.

Buying the developer's darling gave Microsoft greater credibility with developers and open software communities, which Microsoft hopes translates to mindshare with the up-and-coming generation of technology influencers.

Microsoft has been no stranger to cloud outages of its own this year. Its Office 365 suite saw two service disruptions in January.

And on May 2, Microsoft Azure went down during the migration of a legacy DNS system. Several core cloud services, including compute, storage and an application development platform, were impacted for nearly three hours.

Azure's ongoing outages led analyst firm Gartner to question its reliability in its latest magic quadrant for IaaS.

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