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The Cost of Downtime

by Andrew Lerner  |  July 16, 2014

This is a follow-up to last weeks post on network downtime as several have asked "What is the cost of  network downtime?" Based on industry surveys, the number we typically cite is...

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Network Downtime

by Andrew Lerner  |  July 11, 2014

The most important aspect of nearly every network is availability. Performance, scalability, management, agility, etc. all require the network to actually be online.  In conversations with Gartner clients, availability often comes...

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Can cloud customers learn from the Super Bowl power outage?

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  February 4, 2013

Last night, 108M+ people tuned in for Super Bowl XLVII.  It looked to be a blowout of a game, yet ended in exciting fashion, perhaps to one factor not related...

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Go West Cloud Customers?

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  October 23, 2012

Yesterday was marked with another major cloud outage.  Amazon Web Services experienced a single availability zone issue in the US-East-1 region.  As with all major cloud provider outages, I get...

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Azure Root Cause Analysis: Transparency Wins

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  March 12, 2012

Late Friday evening, Microsoft released their root cause analysis (RCA) for the Azure Leap Day Bug outage.  My last two blog posts chronicled what I heard from Azure customers regarding...

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Azure Outage: Customer insights a week later

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  March 9, 2012

On February 29, 2012 (leap day), Microsoft Windows Azure experienced a significant cloud service outage.   Microsoft announced the outage and resolution in their public blogs (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazure/archive/2012/03/01/windows-azure-service-disruption-update.aspx and http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazure/archive/2012/03/01/window-azure-service-disruption-resolved.aspx).  After the...

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Another Cloud Outage: Insight and Reactions

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  February 29, 2012

Today, Microsoft Windows Azure had an advertised outage.  As of writing this blog, the outage is still in recovery mode.  I spent the morning talking to a handful of Azure...

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Pain is weakness leaving the cloud

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  April 22, 2011

The AWS outage was sad for me to see. As a research analyst that covers cloud computing, I have a vested interested in the success and viability of the cloud....

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