Microsoft plays nice with Docker while Azure takes a hit

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Although many tech enthusiasts may still be reeling from last week’s wave of Amazon-related cloud announcements, this week showed that Amazon isn’t the only company making big cloud news.

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However, Microsoft has a long way to go as far as proving to enterprises that its Azure cloud can play in the big leagues. On Tuesday, Azure storage services went down and caused customers in the U.S., Europe and parts of Asia to suffer with it. As Gigaom’s Barb Darrow noted, several Azure users were peeved and found fault in Azure’s status page, which apparently didn’t notify customers that something was wrong.

By Wednesday, Microsoft put out a blog post explaining that a performance update unexpectedly resulted in Azure’s storage blobs being unable to take on extra traffic. While Microsoft eventually fixed the issue, you have to wonder how much testing the company is going to now do to make sure its cloud can handle these types of unforeseen problems.

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This week’s Structure Show features a great interview with [company]Netflix[/company] senior software engineer Andrew Spyker and Netflix director of cloud platform engineering Ruslan Meshenberg. The two explain how the streaming-video giant’s ZeroToDocker project can help organizations easily set up NetflixOSS tools (like Asgard and Eureka) with the help of Docker.

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