Every industry has it's own shorthand, and IT is no different. When looking for data center, server or web hosting, uptime is one of the terms thrown about.
Uptime is at its most basic, the amount of time that a server stays up and running. Uptime is usually measured as a percentage of time. So if a company advertises that they have 99% uptime, this means that 1% of the time they are down. Sounds great, right?
Now consider this - with 99% uptime, you would be down 3.65 days a year. Can you afford to be down over 3 days every year?
On the surface the difference between 99% and 99.9% might not sound like much, but 99.9% uptime means being down only 8.8 hours a year. Now think about the difference in lost revenue between three days down and eight hours down.
So, uptime is the amount of time that you are up and running, but when making a decision regarding uptime, make sure you understand the downtime consequences. If you have any questions regarding uptime, please let one of our specialists at n|Frame assist you. n|Frame- we're at your service.
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