Application downtime is an enterprise’s worst nightmare. On top of that, it’s fairly common. According to a survey conducted by Dun & Bradstreet, 59 percent of Fortune 500 companies experience a minimum of 1.6 hours of downtime per week. Each time a business application fails, the developers or operations teams have a herculean task ahead […]

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In my first job, server problems could have severe consequences. The client-side software relying on the servers was used in doctor surgeries and hospitals throughout the UK. There was a special process for dealing with server problems that streamlined everything, including facilitating safely sprinting into the server room. Immediately after each server problem had been remedied […]

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The latest downtime stats from website tracking company CloudHarmony have positioned Google Cloud Platform and Amazon Web Services (AWS) as the most reliable public cloud vendors in terms of IaaS in 2014. At the other end of the scale, fellow powerhouse Microsoft languished near the bottom of the pack, with 99.9354% availabilty. This less-than-perfect uptime […]

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