Outages and Downtime

Up to 63 Percent of Cloud Users Report Failed or Stalled Attempts to Deploy Public Cloud

The “Cloud Wars” are not benefiting all companies, as IaaS implementations with the largest providers are failing at shocking rates, according to survey results. Enterprise Management Associates surveyed over 400 professionals about their experiences with IaaS providers (PDF), and found that 88 percent were surprised by at least one unexpected challenge. Read More

Microsoft Exchange Online Outage of Over 8 Hours Frustrates Customers


An infrastructure failure knocked out Microsoft Exchange Online for over eight and a half hours on Tuesday. Users were frustrated not only with being unable to access cloud email accounts, but also with Microsoft’s lack of communication about the problem. Exchange Online customers began reporting problems on twitter and in… Read More

Unitrends Acquires Australian Cloud Data Protection Company Yuruware

Hybrid Cloud

Data protection and disaster recovery company Unitrends has purchased cloud data protection provider Yuruware from NICTA for an undisclosed amount, according to an announcement this week. The acquisition positions Unitrends to extend its hyper-scale backup and disaster recovery offerings to AWS, OpenStack, Microsoft Azure, and other third-party public clouds. Read More

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