Windows Azure Cloud Hit by Management Issues

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Microsoft’s Windows Azure cloud computing platform experienced problems Wednesday, as customers were unable to perform management functions or upload files to web sites hosted on Azure.

The Windows Azure status dashboard reported issues with using FTP to upload files to web sites, although sites could publish content using Web Deploy or Git. The dashboard also reported widespread management problems for the Azure Compute cloud.

“We are experiencing an issue with Windows Azure Compute that may impact Service Management operations in the North Central US, South Central US, North Europe, Southeast Asia, West Europe, East Asia, East US and West US sub-region,” Microsoft reported at 6:20 pm Eastern time. “Manual actions to perform Swap Deployment operations on Cloud Services may error, which will then restrict Service Management functions. At this time we advise customers to delay any Swap Deployment operations. We are taking all necessary steps to mitigate this incident for the affected hosted services as soon as possible.”

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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