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Australian Azure Downtime After-Action Report

Brent Ozar shares some thoughts:

Note that 11:34, the decision was made to shut down infrastructure without Microsoft failing your databases over elsewhere. If you were an Azure SQL DB or Cosmos DB user, and you weren’t paying for replicas in another data center, it was up to you to follow Microsoft’s disaster recovery guidance.

Controversial opinion: I actually love that and I think it’s great.

That is definitely a controversial opinion, but it’s also one I agree with. Read on for more of Brent’s thoughts.