10 Worst Cloud Outages of 2014 (So Far)

Several of this year's cloud outages have resulted in data loss and downtime for businesses across the globe, but which cloud outages have caused the most damage? Here's a closer look at the 10 worst cloud outages of 2014 thus far.

Dan Kobialka, Contributing writer

November 21, 2014

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Even Microsoft (MSFT) is susceptible to cloud outages. The multinational technology giant this week suffered an Azure Storage services outage that lasted roughly 11 hours.

Microsoft Corporate Vice President Jason Zander has apologized to Azure Storage customers for the outage and pointed out that his company is investigating the incident.

“When we have an incident like this, our main focus is rapid time to recovery for our customers, but we also work to closely examine what went wrong and ensure it never happens again,” Zander wrote in a blog post.

While the Azure Storage outage interrupted services across the United States, Europe and parts of Asia, it is merely one of several cloud outages that have affected cloud users worldwide this year.

Which cloud outages have caused the most damage? Here’s a closer look at 10 of the worst cloud outages for 2014 (so far).

Also, I welcome your thoughts via Twitter @dkobialka or email at [email protected].

About the Author(s)

Dan Kobialka

Contributing writer, Penton Technology

Dan Kobialka is a contributing writer for MSPmentor and Talkin' Cloud. In the past, he has produced content for numerous print and online publications, including the Boston Business Journal, Boston Herald and Patch.com. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State College (now Bridgewater State University). In his free time, Kobialka enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football (Go Patriots!).  

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