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posted by janrinok on Tuesday March 24 2020, @11:23PM   Printer-friendly
from the you-do-not-own-your-cloud-computer dept.

'Azure appears to be full': UK punters complain of capacity issues on Microsoft's cloud:

Customers of Microsoft's Azure cloud are reporting capacity issues such as the inability to create resources and associated reliability issues.

Outage-tracking website Down Detector shows quite a few reports about UK Azure issues today, yet the official Azure Status page is all green ticks. The inability to provision resources does not count as an outage as such – though it is more than an annoyance since it is not always feasible to create the resource in an alternative Azure region. Some types of resource have to be same region in order to work correctly without a lot of reconfiguration.

Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD), a handy solution for remote workers, is one example. One user complained on Twitter that "Azure seems to be full" when trying to allocate a VM for WVD, though it appears to be a test deployment (if the name WVD-TEST-0 is anything to go by). The error reads "Allocation failed. We do not have sufficient capacity for the requested VM size in this region." The region is UK South.

[...] Note that Azure is a huge service and it would be wrong to give disproportionate weight to a small number of reports. Most of Azure seems to be working fine. That said, capacity in the UK regions was showing signs of stress even before the current crisis, so it is not surprising that issues are occurring now.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday March 25 2020, @06:32AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday March 25 2020, @06:32AM (#975351)

    If your computer is in "the cloud" it is not your computer. You are merely a serf trading your coppers for service and begging your masters not to take your data away.

    This crisis should prove that to even foolish people, beyond a shadow of a doubt.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday March 25 2020, @07:44PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday March 25 2020, @07:44PM (#975584)

    but imagine you just figured out a replacement for DNS that has no center location. eureka!
    but your program is past alpha, beta and "ready". you have been toiling away in your basementgarage, living off ramen and pizza.
    your estimate that downloads will go from 1 per hour to maybe 10'000. and even tho it's "decentralized" some boot-strapping for new users is required. also you need a FAQ page.
    are you going to go to some computer shop, online or whatnot and start comparing the "best and cheapest hardware setup" to get your program off the ground into cyberspace ... call the isp about a "scalable" physical connection?
    or just get a beginners account on amazon that scales with a few mouse clicks and added dollars?