GreatResponder.com on July 30, 2012 : Last week was one of the nastiest week for web hosting services users of four big companies i.e. Azure Cloud hosting, Facebook, twitter, and Google talk. These services faced some serious outages of their services of web hosting customers.
Microsoft Azure compute services went down in Western Europe area for more than 2.5 hours that suffered many customers in the area. Spokesperson of Azure described the outage this way, “The recent Windows Azure service interruption in the Western Europe sub-region has been resolved. We apologies for any inconvenience this outage may have caused our customers. The duration of the service interruption was approximately 2.5 hours and was resolved at 6:33 AM PDT. Customers who have questions regarding this incident are encouraged to contact Customer Service and Support.”
Meanwhile, Twitter also faced a major services outage last week too. Twitter was facing some browsing, SSL, and over limit technical issues in both United States, and United Kingdom on July 26, 2012. This issue lasted for few hours and later the twitter updated that now the services are normal and doing well.
Google talk went voiceless since the start of the day on July 26, 2012. There were thousands of twits on twitter from different clients that used the services of G-talk. Google talk team came forward at about 09:50 Hrs early in the morning with following update:
“We are continuing to investigate this issue. We will provide an update by 7/26/12 3:50 PM detailing when we expect to resolve the problem.”
Second update from G-talk came out at about 11:25 Hrs reading:
“The problem with Google Talk should be resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support. Please rest assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google, and we are making continuous improvements to make our systems better. If you are still experiencing an issue, please contact us via the Google Help Center.” It was very messy day for web hosting and other customers who normally rely on the services of Facebook, G-talk, Azure, and twitter.