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According to IDC, downtime costs an average of $260,000 per hour
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Five steps to calculate the cost of downtime for your business
Several independent studies have been conducted on the average cost of downtime.
As you can see, the reported amounts vary considerably. This is only logical, since downtime in one company may be very different from that in another.Therefore, calculate the cost of downtime for your business yourself using our downtime cost calculator
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Hardware (such as hard disks, cables, etc.) is, of course, prone to failure. That is why at Combell, everything is redundant. If one link fails, another one automatically takes over.
The network no longer works
If your hosting provider's network goes down, so does your website or app. So make sure to choose a reliable provider that offers high uptime guarantees.
The software fails
A bug in the software, an update that goes wrong... these too can cause problems. So it is best to leave the management of your server to professionals who know exactly what they are doing.
Unfortunately, cyberattacks involving malware or viruses can also be the reason you end up offline (or lose sensitive data). Therefore, your security must be constantly up to date to outsmart hackers.
Power cuts or blackouts
If there is no power, your servers will just stop working. But not if you are a Combell customer. Thanks to a technically advanced system comprising batteries and ship engines, with us, your server will always remain online. Even in the event of a total blackout across the whole of Belgium.
Downtime costs your business a lot of money. That is why it is best to take measures to prevent it.
To avoid downtime, make sure to opt for a scalable infrastructure. Only then will you be able to properly handle (un)expected traffic peaks.
Make sure every link in the chain (servers, connections, power supplies, etc.) is redundant. This is the only way to ensure that failing hardware will not take you offline immediately.
If you want to avoid downtime due to hacking or compatibility issues, make sure your systems are updated on a regular basis.
Have a team monitor all reports from your server(s) 24/7. This will allow you to take preventive action to avoid downtime.
Backups ensure that you can get back to work quickly in the event of downtime. So make sure to devise an efficient backup strategy and consider disaster recovery options for your hosting.
Or choose a good hosting provider
If you do not feel like taking care of all these things (and more), or if you do not have the time or knowledge to do so, you should definitely turn to a top-quality hosting provider that will take care of everything for you.
Here is what a good hosting provider (such as Combell) has to offer:
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Combell stands out from its competitors thanks to the guarantees included in its SLAs and the excellent service it provides. We were therefore able to launch Quality Guard, our IoT app for food safety, with complete confidence and without worrying about downtime.Read the full case study
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Duration of downtime
The longer you are offline, the greater the cost.
Loss of productivity among your staff
If your system does not work, your staff may not be able to continue working, but you still have to pay them.
You lose income
Customers cannot place orders and prospects cannot request quotes.
Repair and recovery costs
Fixing problems costs money. Even a recovery often brings new costs.
SLAs offering compensation payments
With a decent hosting provider, you will receive compensation if you are offline for too long.
Damage to your reputation
(Not part of our calculator)
Being offline inevitably affects your reputation. That, however, is harder to put into numbers.
Combell is fully certified
Your guarantee of quality and minimum security risks