We are in the cyber age where the internet is an inseparable part of any business. Buying and owning a domain name will not be enough in today's highly competitive market. Companies want a seamless web presence for their businesses.
So, if you have a web domain for your business, you need to move a step further to ensure that you are achieving 99.99% server uptime for your website. Downtime is as bad as having no website at all.
First, let's see what 99.99% server and network uptime is all about, when we say 99.99%, what we actually mean is 0.1% downtime.
Let's understand the downtime through calculations:
An entire year in minutes x (downtime%)/100 = 365days x 24hours x 60min x (0.1)/100 = 525600 x (0.1)/100 = 525.6 minutes
Converting 525.6 minutes into hours
So, the above calculation indicates that if the web hosting services provider guarantees 99.99% network uptime, then the maximum downtime for the network will be 8 hours in the entire year. This downtime is to upkeep the process and also the time involved in dealing with some unavoidable technical issues like hardware replacement, fixing errors, maintenance, reboot, troubleshooting etc.
What ensures 99.99% Network Uptime?
99.99% Network Uptime SLA by the web hosting provider is one of the assurance factors, but only the SLA is not enough. When choosing the data center, you should carefully look for advanced data center infrastructure, security parameters, redundancy etc.
- Efficient Cooling: Adoption of energy-efficient cooling technologies in data centers ensures the right functioning of maintenance of servers, hardware and other computing resources. Energy efficiency not only saves energy but also cuts down on costs.
- N+1 Redundancy: N+1 means the backup options for power supply and other server infrastructure. Data centers with N+1 redundancy have less likeliness of interruption and downtime, ensuring business continuity.
Highly advanced Security techniques
Advanced security techniques, including biometric login, security scanning, coded access, 24x7 surveillance, and only authorized access, along with trained security personnel, are evidence of the high degree of data center security. Advanced security systems will avoid any threat which may lead to interruption, loss, or damage to clients' data and resources at data centers.
Disaster recovery management
Tier IV data centers are fault-tolerant, avoiding any effects and impact on resources from any disaster.