When it comes to system availability, whether for “ cloud computing “ or on a “ platform “ , people frequently hear about ” 9’s ” of uptime. Many service level agreements (SLAs) specify at least 99.9 % availability (3 9’s – or – < 9 hours of downtime / year), or, 99.99 % (4 9’s – or – < 1 hour of downtime / year). In conjunction with this, to further define system performance, the SLA Availability Metrics agreed on need to be from the End User perspective and apply from the time the application initially goes live.
Satisfying today’s very demanding applications and business needs is a made to order scenario for NonStop. As the following chart highlights, NonStop is a superior platform for enterprises if the goal is to improve outcomes. The platform options to support applications essential to business success are summarized in the following chart.
As we all know, business is becoming increasingly technology-based. With this, enterprises need to deliver new digital services and be better at business innovation on an ongoing basis to continue being relevant and to expand their opportunities. This is fundamental to delivering value, growth, creating wealth, etc. – which is very important to Customers and stakeholders.
Increasing business relevance and revenue on an ongoing basis is very challenging. For proof, look at the increasing number of companies dropping off the Fortune 500 list. And even for some established companies still on the list with shrinking valuations, it’s clear digital transformation to successfully address new opportunities and increasing business demands is difficult.