​99% uptime - that's gotta be good right!

However, did you know that 99% uptime equates to nearly 15 minutes downtime per day or 7 hours a month. Doesn't look so good now, does it.

When looking for reliability, the holy grail in IT is 'Five Nines'. That's 99.999% - which equates to just under 1 second downtime per day or just 5 minutes a year.

Don't confuse Uptime with Durability either. Some companies such as Dropbox and Amazon AWS talk about their 11 nines durability. This is great but is only linked to how safe and secure the files are, that reside on their systems.

If you want to know more about Uptime's you can use this really useful tool ->

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