What is Uptime?

Why is uptime so essential to my business?

Uptime (the continuous, unhindered running of equipment in a data centre facility) is essential to many businesses that require their website or systems to be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Different tiers of data centre have different requirements regarding their level of uptime - this are listed below;

  • Tier 1 - 99.671% guaranteed uptime
  • Tier 2 - 99.741% guaranteed uptime
  • Tier 3 - 99.982% guaranteed uptime
  • Tier 4 - 99.995% guaranteed uptime

*note: this is a guaranteed figure, meaning that providers and facilities residing in certain tiers may actually provide a significantly higher uptime than the listed figures.

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