This is the blog of Ronald Bartels that wanders on and off the subject of problem management (that is how it started), but it is best described by Ray who says this is Daddy's thoughts! Like the best music is from the Eighties and a wee dram helps in solving most inconveniences.
Azure Outage Proves the Hard Way that Availability Zones are a Good Idea
Microsoft Azure started patching a glaring hole in its availability
strategy last September, when it started previewing in-region
Availability Zones. Its rivals Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud had
already been using the multi-zone strategy for some time. Earlier this month – almost exactly one year later – came a
confirmation that multi-zone cloud regions were a good idea that
couldn’t be stronger. Lightning during a powerful storm caused a voltage
swell in the utility feeds powering one of the Azure data centers in
San Antonio, Texas, that overwhelmed the facility’s surge suppressors,
knocking out its cooling systems. The “load-dependent thermal buffer”
baked into the cooling system for such occasions was eventually
depleted. Air temperature inside rose, triggering automatic shutdown of
Read the article over at DataCenter Knowledge here.