Rich, In a message dated 97-11-04 07:02:30 EST, you write: > One of the common business goals for our company this year relates to system > availability (uptime). Does anyone have an industry average or standard > uptime measurement for a medium to large AS/400 Manufacturing Company? I > am looking for a benchmark to have our group measured against (other than > 100%). My current primary client has 5 AS/400's (530, 320, 2-310's, F50) live, with two more slated to come online before year end. "Uptime" is a somewhat loose term, but all 5 systems come down every Sunday for 4-6 hours for backup and IPL (we still don't trust "save while active", and the CISC boxes are still accumulating temporary address space). If you're talking MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures), they haven't had a _SINGLE_ hardware-related failure incident in over two years. No incident _of any kind_ that brought an entire system down in the same time period. HTH, Dean Asmussen Enterprise Systems Consulting, Inc. Fuquay-Varina, NC USA E-Mail: DAsmussen@aol.com "So a man said to God, 'What's a million years to you?' God replied 'It's a second.' So the man asked of God, 'What's a million dollars to you?' God replied, 'A penny'. So the man said to God 'Will you give me a penny?' God said 'Yes I will -- in a second.' " -- Unknown +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to "MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com". | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MAJORDOMO@midrange.com | and specify 'unsubscribe MIDRANGE-L' in the body of your message. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: firstname.lastname@example.org +---
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