Cloud Computing: Microsoft Shuts Down Government Websites Over ‘Debt’

Cloud Computing:

By Hilary Kimuyu

Key authorities ICT services and products were disrupted for the final two days over alleged unsettled debts to Microsoft Azure.

Key authorities ICT services and products were disrupted for the final two days over alleged unsettled debts to Microsoft Azure.

No longer decrease than ten internet sites of key ministries, counties, departments and companies remain inaccessible as a results of the deadlock, blocking off provider transport to millions of Kenyans.

Microsoft Azure, a cloud computing provider, manages the records heart of the internet sites.

SIGNIFICANT ENOUGH

The amount of debt owed is now not any longer but obvious however is believed to be valuable ample to instantaneous the Microsoft-owned provider to proceed for a shutdown of the internet sites.

Officials on the Knowledge, Communication and Technology ministry attribute the deadlock to licensing and maintenance issues.

Amongst the ministries and departments affected embody Ministry of Lands, Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Mining and Petroleum, Ministry of East Africa Community and the Immigration Division.

“The page you are trying to fetch entry to is in the mean time stopped and does no longer accept requests,” the internet sites be taught when one tries to fetch entry to them.

APOLOGY

The ICT ministry issued an announcement and apologised for the difficulty precipitated. It acknowledged it used to be practicing restoring services and products.

“Some Authorities of Kenya internet sites are down and the ICT Authority is working spherical the clock to be definite the problem is urgently resolved and recurring services and products resumed,” the assertion acknowledged.

“The ICT Authority apologises to its valued potentialities for any bother precipitated.”

Sources who spoke to NTV acknowledged there exists contractual differences between Microsoft and the Kenyan authorities.

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