Microsoft has confirmed reports of problems with its cloud services in some regions.
Update: As of 8:10am AEST Microsoft lists the issue as resolved, except for a limited number of virtual machines in West Europe.
The software company issued a series of alerts stating that as of 00:52 UTC (11:52am AEST) it has been "experiencing a connectivity issue to Azure Services including Storage, Websites and Visual Studio Online".
"An alert for Websites and Storage in multiple regions is being investigated. It has not been determined if this is customer impacting. More information will be provided as it is known," the initial alert stated.
As of 1:20pm AEST the Azure status page showed warnings for storage and websites for multiple regions, including Central US, East US, East US 2, North Central US, South Central US, West US, North Europe, West Europe, East Asia, Southeast Asia and Brazil South.
In addition, the status page showed warnings for Visual Studio Online for North Central US, South Central US and West Europe.
There were no problems reported for the recently launched Australian Geo.
As of 1:25pm AEST the status page has been updated with warnings removed but a notice saying that Microsoft is investigating reports of problems.
Microsoft has also reported problems with its Xbox Live gaming service.
At 1.30pm AEST Microsoft's official Azure Twitter account tweeted that the company was aware of problems with Azure services.
We are aware of a service interruption impacting Azure Services we are working to resolve the issue.
— Microsoft Azure (@Azure) November 19, 2014
Microsoft has been approached for comment.
Update: As of 1:37pm AEST the Azure status pages indicates "all services are working properly". The page was updated a shortly afterwards to state:
Update: At 3:09pm AEST the Azure status was updated: "A fix has been applied across the affected environment. Customers should start seeing availability improvement across all regions. Some affected customers may still see intermittent impact."
Update: As of 5:05pm Microsoft has indicated most services are functioning, with warnings remaining only for storage services in West US and West Europe.
Starting at 19 Nov 2014 00:52 UTC we are experiencing a connectivity issue to multiple Azure Services, including Storage, Websites, Azure Search, Azure Cache, Management Portal, Service Bus, Event Hubs, Visual Studio, Machine Learning, HDInsights,
No details on the Azure status page yet, but all my West US website assets are currently offline.
— Troy Hunt (@troyhunt) November 19, 2014
Azure status page does not seem to be a reliable source of information on the status of Azure.
— Colin Scott (@AbstractCode) November 19, 2014
MSFT Azure is completely out, dealing with a system wide outage. Going to be a long night talking to customers...
— Zack Schwartz (@apexdodge) November 19, 2014