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Microsoft’s Unwanted Win: Cloud Downtime

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​In the last year, Microsoft’s Azure cloud service trailed its two biggest competitors–Amazon Web Services and Google Compute Engine–in uptime. Or, put another way, it was the “winner” when it came to downtime. According to cloud benchmarking company CloudHarmomy, Amazon took the uptime crown in 2014. Its EC2 Compute Service provided 99.9974 percent uptime performance, meaning […]