Double downtime: Azure DevOps, Google cloud users put the kettle on

Put it all on the cloud, they said…

Microsoft's Azure DevOps is suffering what it describes as "availability degradation" in the UK and Europe and parts of Google's cloud platform are also broken.

The wobbles – sorry, "availability degradation" – have shut down Boards, Repos, Pipelines and Test Plans.

Core services are meant to be working normally. Azure DevOps claims to be the most comprehensive collection of developer tools and software available via public cloud. Not today it ain't.

Two hours ago, the support Twitter account said engineers were investigating a service disruption.

Updates should also appear on the status page here.

Meanwhile, Google's Cloud Platform is also having problems. Its scalable NoSQL datastore service, Cloud Datastore, has been down all day.

At the time of publication, the status page read: "We are experiencing a major issue with Cloud Dataflow, AppEngine, Compute Engine, Cloud Storage, Dataflow, Dataproc, Pub/Sub, BigQuery, Networking beginning at Monday, 2019-11-11 01:15 US/Pacific" (that's 09:15 UTC).

It can offer no diagnosis or workaround yet.

Google's Kubernetes Engine has experienced issues for the last few days but the ad giant assures that its mitigation work means only a small number of accounts are suffering, so it has downgraded the incident to an orange category.

Google hopes to have everything fixed by Wednesday.

We've asked both companies what's gone wrong and when they expect it to start going right again. We will update this story if we hear back from them. ®

Updated at 13:26 UTC to add

Google has since said: "We are investigating an issue with an infrastructure component impacting multiple products. We believe we have identified the cause and are currently rolling out mitigation.

"We will provide an update by Monday, 2019-11-11 05:30 US/Pacific [13:30 UTC] with current details."

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