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Everything You Need to Know About vXchnge’s New SLA Uptime Calculator

By: Kaylie Gyarmathy on November 21, 2018

Whether you’re assessing your current data center or evaluating a new facility, uptime reliability should be one of your most important criteria. Losing access to valuable data and applications due to a server outage can cripple any business, resulting in reduced productivity, lost revenue, missed opportunities, and brand damage.

Data centers outline their uptime reliability guarantees with service level agreements (SLAs), but what does that guarantee actually mean for your business? Is there a meaningful difference between a 99.99% uptime SLA and one promising 99.999%?

The short answer is: YES!

Each additional “9” provides a significant improvement in uptime reliability. With vXchnge’s new SLA Uptime Calculator, you can find out just how much savings that reliability brings to your company.

To find out how much data center downtime is costing your business, enter the following information into the SLA Uptime Calculator forms:

Form 1: The SLA percentage of your current or prospective facility. This is the amount of time that the data center’s servers are up and running over the course of the month or year.

Form 2: Your company’s monthly revenue. Every second of server downtime represents lost opportunities for your business.


Once you’ve entered this information, vXchnge’s SLA Uptime Calculator will automatically generate the expected results of what your data center’s SLA will cost your company.


Daily: This is the average amount of money you’ll be losing EVERY DAY under your SLA. You can also see just how much server downtime you can expect to experience.


Monthly: This is the average amount of money you’ll be losing EACH MONTH under your SLA. The total amount of server downtime is listed below this value.

Yearly: Under your current SLA, you can expect to lose this much money over the course of a year due to the server downtime listed below.

The calculator also explains how each “9” translates into reduced monthly downtime and details some of the primary causes for downtime.

We hope the vXchnge SLA Uptime Calculator will be a valuable tool for companies looking to understand how their data center’s uptime reliability affects their bottom line. Armed with this information, you can make a better choice for the future of your organization’s network infrastructure.


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