As Hurricane Florence, and now Typhoon Mangkhut, continue their journey to the East Coast and Hong Kong respectively, our thoughts are with those in its path. Please stay safe. We’re actively monitoring Azure infrastructure in the region. We at Microsoft have taken all precautions to protect our customers and our people.
Our datacenters (US East, US East 2, US Gov Virginia, and East Asia) have been reviewed internally and externally to ensure that we are prepared for this weather event. Our onsite teams are prepared to switch to generators if utility power is unavailable or unreliable. All our emergency operating procedures have been reviewed by our team members across the datacenters, and we are ensuring that our personnel have all necessary supplies throughout the event.
As a best practice, all customers should consider their disaster recovery plans and all mission-critical applications should be taking advantage of geo-replication.
Rest assured that Microsoft is focused on the readiness and safety of our teams, as well as our customers’ business interests that rely on our datacenters.
If there is any change to the situation, we will keep customers informed of Microsoft’s actions through this announcement.
For guidance on Disaster Recovery best practices see references below:
- Disaster Recovery for Azure services, which also includes references to specific service documentation on business continuity.
- Our FastTrack Advisory on Disaster Recovery steps.
Source: Azure Updates