[nycbug-talk] FreeBSD servers
Fri Mar 25 17:07:10 EST 2005
On Fri, Mar 25, 2005 at 04:44:09PM -0500, Matthew Terenzio wrote:
>I love the sound of a $30 dedicated FreeBSD server but they look like
>they are bragging about 99.9% uptime.
>That sounds like over three days down a year.
More like a third of a day.
100 - 99.9 = 0.1 percent downtime.
0.1 is to 100 as x is to 365 (0.1/100 = x/365) becomes:
x = 0.1 * 365 / 100 = .365 days down a year
.365 * 24 hrs = ~ 8.7hrs down a year.
Assuming the 99.9% figure is accurate.
If they had said 99.99% that would be less than 1hr of downtime a year.
In my opinion 99 anything is a marketing term.
What is it with this list and numbers ... :)
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