How Much is an Hour Worth?
In a recent international study completed by TechWise Research, IT managers were asked to estimate the financial impact server downtime has on their organization.
For those who run their servers 24 x 7, the average cost of one hour of downtime was $77,000 USD.
This number varied based on company size, industry, application, and geography. Regardless, most companies should factor in downtime costs when making their next server purchases.