What Is Downtime?

September 11, 2023

Downtime refers to a period where a system, service, or operation is unavailable or offline. It frequently happens as a consequence of maintenance, technical problems, or planned upgrades.

Downtime disrupts normal operations and impacts productivity, user experience, and availability. Due to the severe consequences, organizations aim to minimize downtime through careful planning and robust infrastructure.

See also Uptime.

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