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Unlike Microsoft, Google can claim 99.9 percent cloud uptime

posted Oct 4, 2011, 4:48 PM by Jeremy Cote   [ updated Oct 4, 2011, 4:48 PM ]
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Google can legitimately say that its service has 99.9 percent uptime, unlike Microsoft, which is still being investigated over false advertising claims.

For those who thought that no company in the cloud space could legitimately offer “99.9 percent uptime”, it turns out Google can.

Last year, Gmail for consumers and Google Apps customers achieved 99.984 percent uptime, and was up for 99.99 percent for the first quarter of this year — equating to less than five minutes of downtime on average per month... [click to keep reading]