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Awareness of Server Outages on the Rise | Rock Hill Herald Online

Linode, an established leader in cloud hosting, today announced the findings of its 2013 Outages and Anxiety Awareness Index, fielded among more than 2,000 Americans, aged 18 and older and conducted online by Harris Interactive in August, 2013. The survey, which was issued based on Linode’s knowledge of cloud servers and their effect on the American public, found that fully two-thirds (66%) of Americans say they are ever concerned about whether or not computer servers work. Among those who are concerned, the top concerns include times when:


  • I am about to buy something time-sensitive –52%
  • There’s a massive outage on social media (e.g., Twitter, Facebook) or email (e.g., Google, Outlook) – 35%
  • I see it on the news – 28%
  • I am using an app for driving – 18%
  • It’s the Christmas holiday – 17%

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