Azure back up and running after partial outage

Azure back up and running after partial outage

After yesterday's disruptions to service, today Microsoft Azure seems to have been stabilized once again. The status page now shows that everything is up and running as it should be, and Microsoft will no doubt be mopping its brow with relief.

Where there were warning triangles, there is now a sea of eye-pleasing green check indicating that everything is operating as it should be. There's no indication of just how many people were affected by the outages, but Microsoft suggests that "only a small subset of customers" were inconvenienced.

Look to the status history, and a series of messages have been posted over the past few hours:

Starting at 18 Aug 2014 17:49 UTC, a small subset of customers are experiencing connectivity issues to some Azure Services which may include Cloud Services, Virtual Machines, Websites, Automation, Service Bus, Backup, Site Recovery, HDInsight, Mobile Services, StorSimple and possible other Azure Services in multiple regions. This incident has now been mitigated.

There are lots of other similar messages covering other services, but the good news is that any problems seem to have ironed out.

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