Down For The Count: 9 High-Profile Cloud Outages

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Microsoft Azure

On Feb. 28, a so-called leap-year bug caused Microsoft Azure to suffer an extensive, worldwide outage that wasn't fixed for more than 24 hours.

Microsoft said the software bug was related to a "time calculation that was incorrect for the leap year."

The outage drew an angry reaction from customers, some of whom wanted more communication about the issue.

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