In an IT system landscape, availability is the ability of a system to be functional when used in order to perform specific business operations. Imagine you go to the supermarket; you buy your groceries and you decide to use the self-pay, once you get in front of the scanner, you notice that the system has an error and you are not able to use it, meaning that you need to either ask for assistance or go to the normal line to pay for your groceries. This will be an example of the non-availability of a system.
System availability is calculated by dividing uptime by the total sum of uptime and downtime.
Availability = Uptime / (Uptime + Downtime)
In our example, the supermarket is open for 8 hours, and we lost 30 minutes by not being able to use the self-pay.
Availability = Uptime / (Uptime + Downtime) = 8 hrs / (8hrs + 0.5 hrs) = 8 / 8.5 = ~94%
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