Well, Microsoft has been taking the cloud challenge seriously and has been marketing Exchange Online in an effort to take on Gmail. Here is how the two companies fare.
If you’re looking at uptime, which is a pretty big number for any cloud-based system, the Google Enterprise team reported earlier this week that their actual Gmail uptime percentage for 2012 was 99.983% – better than Google’s guaranteed 99.9% rate.
“This translates to an average of just over seven minutes of service disruption per month over the last year, and most users experienced no disruption at all,” Venkat Panchapakesan, Vice President of Engineering reported.
Coming to Microsoft, folks at Cloud Sherpas decided to analyze 151 days of Exchange Online incident reports to get Microsoft’s uptime percentage. According to them, Exchange Online had a 97.929% uptime rate, lower than Microsoft’s 99.9% uptime promise.
The infographic below tells Cloud Sherpas’ story: