Starting this month, we will begin featuring stories about our customers in the Customer Spotlight Series, a new section of the blog that showcases the diversity and results our customers are seeing. This month’s spotlight is on Rexam, one of the world’s top five consumer packaging companies. Rexam is a manufacturer of consumer packaging and beverage cans, serving a number of markets including the beverage, personal care, healthcare and food markets.
The average manufacturing IT system will experience 3.6 instances of downtime at a cost of $65,830 annually, according to a recent readership survey conducted by IndustryWeek magazine for Stratus Technologies.
Uptime – or downtime, depending on how you look at it – plays a huge role in cloud computing, especially as more and more businesses are using it to run business-critical applications. Deciphering how downtime affects public, private and hybrid clouds starts with defining the different types, and identifying their differences.
On Tuesday, March 13th, Boston experienced a large power outage due to a transformer fire. NStar crews arrived to the scene in mass in a heroic effort to contain the fire and get the Back Bay, Fenway and South Boston residents and businesses back online within a matter of days.
Information Technology Intelligence Consulting’s (ITIC) recent report on Continuous Availability with Stratus ftServer and Microsoft SQL Server provides a number of insights on what customers of the major hardware providers experience in terms of downtime.
Today, your Danskos are going to power over the linoleum floors, moving from patient room to patient room. In a sea of charts, beeping machines, gurneys and meal carts, you know that one small misstep can set back your whole day. It isn’t a large leap, then, to understand that one lapse of even a small amount of downtime for the a hospital’s electronic health record (EHR) system can bring the entire hospital – staff, patients, and machines alike – to a standstill.
Chas Horvath, Director of Software Engineering at Stratus provides a brief history of remote service connectivity, positioning Stratus’ current offerings relative to the industry and outlining why Active Service Network (ASN) connectivity is of increasing strategic importance to Stratus and its customer’s success.
I was on Spiceworks today and ran into this conversation about 100% uptime.I had a few thoughts but am interested in what others had to say, as well. Share them below, or on Spiceworks! Most SLAs will claim 100% uptime (which most of you know is unattainable) with the provisions that “an outage doesn’t count if it is under 10 minutes” or caused by certain factors, or a host of other excuses.
Industry regulations have changed dramatically in the last 20 years. Sarbanes-Oxley, PCI, and HIPAA have put in place requirements for much tighter security and control of computer environments than ever before.