How to Measure Online Application Availability

Learn about Online Application Availability, including how to measure it, and leverage it in dashboards and visualizations with Metabase.

What is Online Application Availability?

Online application availability is a metric used to determine the reliability and stability of a product and whether or not it meets the needs of an end user or organization. The goal of any application is to have the highest availability possible to prevent any stoppage in use. This can include timeouts, DNS errors, and any hiccups overall. It’s important to determine your online application ability to ensure that your networking, backup data, and processing are all working together to ensure that your product is online at all times.

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How to calculate Online Application Availability

You can visualize online application availability by taking your total time experiencing errors and dividing that by a specified amount of time. For example, if you had 5 errors in 250 hours, that would be 98% online application availability. Your application would be fully available 98% of the time.

Other KPIs to measure related to Online Application Availability

  • Lead Time For Changes
  • Uptime
  • Error Rate
  • Cost of New Development
  • Mean Time Between Failure
  • Online Application Performance
  • Time to Value
  • Build Time
  • Recovery Point Objective

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