From the recent consumer previews of Office 2013 and Windows 8, we’ve learned that Microsoft’s cloud storage platform Skydrive will play an important role. Recently we reported about an user who saw his Microsoft Live account blocked, losing access to the files on his Skydrive, Hotmail and Xbox Live including his achievements because he had a file on his Skydrive, not shared to others, which Microsoft didn’t like.
Besides this problem, another essential part of Skydrive will be reliablity. We’ve checked and found out that Skydrive has not been accessible for about 5 hours the last 60 days with the longest downtime of 2.5 hours.
The majority of this downtime was caused by Skydrive problems, but 1 hour also due to the inability to login to any Windows Live service. During the same time period cloud storage providers Google Drive nor Dropbox reported no downtime, Dropbox latest issue was reported 8 months ago.
Based on these numbers, is Skydrive reliable? We’d say yes, Skydrive has an uptime of 99,7%, which is a pretty good number that compares to other services like Youtube with 99,80% uptime, Twitter with an uptime of 99,86% and Facebook 99,96%. The question is, will Microsoft be able to keep these numbers once more people use it…