If 5 nines is a myth, what is 3 nines?

Burned By Gmail Outage? Google Will (Almost) Buy You a Postage Stamp.  Apparently the SLA for Google Apps will get you 3 days if uptime dips below 99.9% for the month.  At $50 annually for the service, that’s $0.41.  (Google has decided to pay out 15 days credit, anyway.) Service credits from the SLA: Monthly […]

Is cloud computing a threat to Microsoft?

Washington Times – KELLNER: Cloud computing a Microsoft threat?.  From what I’ve seen, Microsoft is actively combating this with their Software + Services offering. The battle really comes down to whether you want to drive the car of your choice to work (desktops apps), or depend on public transportation (cloud).  Software + services is like […]