We apologize that things are taking longer than expected. Here is the latest status:
“Yesterday, at approximately 7:16am PST, the Windows Azure Storage Service experienced a service interruption in a single cluster in the South Central US sub-region that caused many of the storage nodes on that particular stamp to go offline. We apologize for the interruption and any issues it has caused our customers.
Our engineering teams immediately triaged the issue and have been working around the clock to restore service to affected customers. These repair steps however are taking longer than expected to implement to ensure that there is no impact to customer data. Please continue to check the Windows Azure Service Dashboard for further status updates. We will provide a full RCA once the incident is resolved. Again, we apologize for any issues this caused impacted customers and appreciate your patience."