3 lessons you can take away from Amazon’s outage

If webpages were loading slowly for you or not at all yesterday, you’re not alone. An outage at Amazon Web Services threw many organizations into chaos. Here’s why it matters, and what you can do to prepare. 

Survey: Most companies fall short of uptime goals

A survey of customers has found that companies have lofty expectations for the amount of uptime they get each year, but the reality of what their providers deliver may not live up to those goals. 

System changes put organizations at risk

IT is an ever-changing and adapting part of any business. But the way companies manage these changes could be putting their organizations at risk, a recent study has found. 

2014 was a very good year for uptime … with some exceptions

It’s pretty much undisputed that the cloud can provide efficiency and cost-savings that hosting apps or data on site can’t always match. But there’s always been a big caveat to that: In order to get those benefits, you need the cloud to be available and running smoothly. 

Are you really getting the cloud uptime you expect?

One of the scariest things about putting information in the cloud is not knowing if you’ll always be able to access it. Companies want outstanding uptime, and providers promise it. But who’s checking if they’re actually delivering?