What's Xbox Live problems say about Microsoft back-end infrastructure?

Whether you think the recently proposed class action lawsuit over Xbox Live service holiday outages is crazy or justified, there are undeniable problems with Microsoft’s back-end Live infrastructure that Microsoft needs to address.Microsoft recently offered its 10 million Xbox Live subscribers a free arcade game as payback for holiday 2007 service outages (or, as Microsoft […]

Whether you think the recently proposed class action lawsuit over Xbox Live service holiday outages is crazy or justified, there are undeniable problems with Microsoft’s back-end Live infrastructure that Microsoft needs to address.

Microsoft recently offered its 10 million Xbox Live subscribers a free arcade game as payback for holiday 2007 service outages (or, as Microsoft officials preferred to call them “intermittent Xbox Live issues”), which the company attributed to an insufficient number of back-end servers.

But as a posting this past weekend by Windows Connected contributor Matt Freestone, the Xbox Live outages seemingly still aren’t over[...]

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