There are 2 types of Outages.
1) PLANNED OUTAGE: This is where services are impacted entirely or partially due to maintenance or upgrades to that service. Planned outages are scheduled with normally a minimum of 48 hours’ notice. Planned outages are also given dates and time frames for the outage to occur. The information is a guide only as scheduled times could vary due to unforeseen circumstances. Also, services may not be effected during the planned outage. Nexgen where made available to them will advise of the planned outage to the relevant contact on your account and advise the service effected, the date and the time period. Nexgen will also recommend some redundancy options during this downtime.
2) UNPLANNED OUTAGE: This is where services are impacted entirely or partially due to an unforeseen service disruption. Services will be effected and not able to be used or the performance degraded due to this unplanned outage. Some common reasons for Unplanned outages include; Failed links to the providers network; Equipment faulty; Higher than expected congestion on the network; System bugs; Acts of God such as fire, flood and Earthquake.