It’s a constant concern for web server operators, keeping your servers on line at all times. Unfortunately, even with all possible redundancies in place, things can still go south as this link explains – read the article here.
Here at Digital Synergy, we manage to beat the industry goal of having a minimum uptime average of over 99% consistently as shown by our Site Uptime monitoring statistics for 2007. This was done even with our switch to new server hardware and operating systems in July.
Even with very few internal data center issues, as the article explains, many external factors can contribute to perceived connectivity issues – telecom router reboots and network maintenance, web site DNS and local ISP network issues.
Hopefully, we’ll do even better in 2008 …