The compounding expansion of the cloud into enterprise and the consequent rush to meet this demand by cloud-hosts is going to create similar snafus.
And while MicroSoft is "big enough" to endure such a critical faux pas, its premature Azure code release will sully its cloud "expertise" among enterprise CIOs and individual developers that might be considering where to find a host - but not for long.
This burgeoning demand will continue to drive and improve the bottom line for most cloud-host providers, no matter their track record in maintaining what is arguably the most important criteria of all cloud customers - steady and consistent uptime.
Only repeated outages - from Azure or any other cloud host - will serve to curb the market's appetite for that cloud-host. The current buyers' market for cloud-hosting services hasn't paused for a shake-out, yet. But if we've learned anything here at Linode, it is that customers value uptime more than anything else a cloud-host can offer.