Since 11:09 AM UTC today, the compute nodes in the Windows Azure Platform are not responding for the West-Europe region.
According to Microsoft, they [...] are experiencing an availability issue in the West Europe sub-region, which impacts access to hosted services in this region. [...]
No technical explanation is provided on the site whatsoever.
More info at the Azure dashboard
Microsoft Reports that at 1:33 PM UTC “The issue has been addressed”.
This is the second major outage in 2012 for the Windows Azure cloud as it was hit by downtime on Feb. 29th because of the “Leap Day” incident, triggered by a security certificate date with 29th Feb. on a date.
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