Here are some posts I’ve found that help with quantifying the cost of downtime.


Hourly cost for computer networks - $42,000:

Cost per hour of datacenter downtime for large organizations - $1.13M:

Average cost of a datacenter outage - $505,502:

Large enterprises lose more than $1M each year due to IT failures: 

TechRepublic Article – How to calculate the cost of downtime:


Curious, what is your calculated hourly cost of downtime? What factors went into your calculation?