Microsoft Azure down, throwing error 503? Outage is known and under investigation
We understand service outages or breakage are pretty common. But when an outage ends up concerning a massive user base, it becomes worth highlighting. Something similar is happening with Microsoft Azure as of writing this.
For past some time, a proliferation of reports saying Azure is down, not working and showcasing a message stating “http error 503. The service is unavailable” on accessing are populating the online discussion platform Twitter. Take a look at what some of the complainants have to say:
Microsoft Azure Portal down woooo
Azure portal is down ??
Another #azuredown outage this week. This is the 4-5th outage since March, no?
Down detector also conveys Azure is going through a rough patch in some regions.
While reports continue to snowball, the official server status page has confirmed the outage stating:
InformationIssue accessing Azure Portal – 503 Errors – Investigating
Starting at approximately 10:30 UTC we have received reports of customers experiencing 503 errors when trying to access the Azure Portal.
Current Status: Our engineering team is aware of this issue and are actively investigating. The next update will be in 60 mins or as events warrant.
We’ll share with you the relevant developments as and when we bump into any. So keep a tab of this space for the latest info on the matter.
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