Verizon Cloud shutdown passes 30-hour mark

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As of about 6 a.m. EST Sunday morning, Verizon’s Cloud was on hour 30 of what could be a 48-hour planned shutdown to rollout a major service upgrade. The provider had hoped — and its PR team had expressed — that most similar closures last 24 hours or less.

One customer Kenneth White, a security architect who designs systems for non-profit and federal clients, followed through on plans to live tweet the outage.

[company]Verizon[/company] has said that the major upgrade being implemented now will make future upgrades less painful to customers. Updates on the work should post on this Verizon customer forum.

While maintenance and service upgrades are to be expected, and users appreciate getting advanced warning on such events, the prevailing sentiment is that a full day — let alone two days — of no service is beyond…

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