The Microsoft Datacenter Cooling Event in Southeast Asia
FEBRUARY 8, 2023
What happened with the Microsoft Datacenter Cooling Event in the Southeast Asia Region?
A utility power surge happened in the Southeast Asia Region on February 7, 2023 that resulted to the subset of the cooling units offline in one of Microsoft’s Availability zones. And while trying to restore the said cooling units, the temperature on the datacenters elevated that led to the decision of Microsoft to powered down a small subset of selected compute and storage scale units. This was done to avoid further damage and long term effect to the whole area.
How can the Microsoft Datacenter Cooling Event in the Southeast Asia Region affect you?
Multiple downstream services have been identified as impacted such as Microsoft Azure. There might be down times or access limitation at the moment.
Current Status of Microsoft Datacenter Cooling Event in the Southeast Asia Region:
The Azure service recovery process is expected to be fixed in the coming hours. Due to the nature of the issue the storage scale units are expected to require significant recovery efforts to ensure all resources return in a consistent state.
Get real-time update from Microsoft here: https://azure.status.microsoft/en-us/status