GoHosted Service Level Agreement ("SLA")
- Scope. PWC Telecom, LLC, dba GoHosted (“GoHosted”) shall endeavor to meet the performance standards and services levels set forth in this Service Level Agreement “SLA” with respect to the Services provided to Customer. In the event GoHosted fails to meet the service levels set forth herein, Customer’s sole and exclusive remedies shall be the Credit Allowances as provided in this Service Level Agreement.
- Service Interruption. GoHosted will provide Customer with Service Interruption Credits as provided in this SLA if Customer experiences a Service Interruption. Service Interruptions or outages in the Services are not a Default under the Agreement unless they are material and in any event may entitle Customer to credits as provided in this SLA. A Service Interruption is a loss of connectivity that prevents a Customer from using the Services. A Service Interruption period begins when Customer makes a Trouble Report to GoHosted's Service Center under the methods and procedures set forth in Section D of this SLA and ends when GoHosted restores the Services to Customer.
b. GoHosted's Service Levels for Network Availability, Network Latency and Packet Loss on GoHosted Ethernet transport services and dedicated Internet Services:
i. Network Availability Service Level. GoHosted Network Availability Service Level is 99.9%. This parameter is calculated by dividing the number of minutes the Services are available for Customer’s use by the total number of minutes in any thirty (30-day period and multiplying by 100. For Dedicated Internet Access Services, Network Availability is defined by GoHosted as the ability to transmit data from the GoHosted demarc at the Customer location to any one of the transit or peering points on the GoHosted IP backbone. Network Availability does not mean the customer will be able to reach any site or user on the Internet, nor does it mean any site or user on the Internet can reach the Customer, as there are many factors, outside of GoHosted's control, that can affect an end-to-end connection.
ii. Service Interruption Credits for Service Availability. A Credit Allowance will be given in any month during the term of the Agreement when there is a Service Interruption that qualifies for a Credit Allowance. The amount of the Credit Allowance shall be as follows: Service Interruption Credits for Primary Rate Interface (“PRI”), Dedicated Internet Access and Ethernet Transport.
SERVICES INTERRUPTION LENGTHCREDIT
< 30 minutes None
30 minutes to 4 hours, continuous1/30 of monthly charge due for the applicable month the first 30 minutes to 1 hour, then
an additional 1/30 of the monthly charge for the applicable month for each additional hour up to 4
4 hours to 8 hours continuous50% of the monthly charge due for the applicable month
8 hours or longer continuous100% of the monthly charge due for the applicable month
iii. Exceptions to Credit Allowance. Credit Allowances shall not be provided for Services Interruptions or failures to meet the Service level parameter: (i) caused by Customer, its employees, agents or subcontractors or its users; (ii) due to failure of power or other equipment provided by Customer or the public utility supplying power to GoHosted or Customer; (iii) during any period in which GoHosted is not allowed access to the premises of Customer to access GoHosted equipment; (iv) due to scheduled maintenance and repair; (v) caused by or due to violations of GoHosted Acceptable Use Policies (for Internet Services); (vi) caused by fiber optic cable cuts on the Customer’s property which are not the fault of GoHosted; (vii) caused by a loss of service or failure of Customer’s internal wiring or other Customer equipment; (viii) caused by the software or encryption provided by Customer; or (ix) due to Force Majeure events. In no event shall Customer receive more than One (1) month’s MRC as credit for Service Interruptions or outages in any thirty (30) day period regardless of the number of Service Interruptions or outages, or failures to meet this SLA.
iv. Major Outages. If material interruptions or outages occur, including without limitation two (2) times during a thirty (30) consecutive day period, the Services to the Customer experience a Service interruption for a period of greater than eight (8) consecutive hours, (“Major Outage”), other than as a result of the causes set forth in Section 2.b.iii above, Customer may terminate the affected service(s) without charge or payment of any termination charges that may otherwise be provided in the Network Services Agreement; provided the Customer notifies GoHosted in writing within thirty (30) days of the last occurrence relied upon by Customer.
c. Network Latency Service Level. Network Latency is defined by GoHosted as the round-trip delay for a packet to travel between two backbone network routers on the GoHosted's backbone, averaged on a monthly basis. The average monthly round-trip delay is measured in milliseconds CityHosted's Network Latency Service Level is 45 milliseconds or less. If GoHosted fails to meet any Network Latency Service Level in a calendar month, the Customer is eligible for a credit allowance consisting of pro-rated charges for three (3) days of the GoHosted MRC for the Ethernet transport or dedicated Internet service for the applicable month.
d. Network Packet Delivery Service Level. Network Packet Loss is defined by GoHosted as the percentage of packets lost during a transmission between two routers on the GoHosted's IP backbone, averaged on a monthly basis. The average monthly packet loss is measure in percentage of packets dropped per 100. GoHosted's Network Packet Delivery Service Level is 99% or greater. If GoHosted fails to meet any Network Packet Delivery Service Level in a calendar month, the Customer is eligible for a credit allowance consisting of pro-rated charges for three (3) days of the GoHosted's MRC for the Ethernet transport or dedicated Internet service for the applicable month.
3. Trouble Reports. GoHosted shall maintain a point-of-contact for Customers to report Service troubles, outages or Service Interruptions. For Customer support, Customer shall call Trouble Reports to 480.977.1000 or send an email to email@example.com.
4. Mean Time to Respond (MTTR). GoHosted's objective is to respond to out of service troubles within two (2) hours of the trouble report. In the event that a trouble report requires the dispatch of a field service technician, the objective is a two (2) hour response to site. Response times may be adversely impacted by the events and actions described in paragraph 2.b.iii above.
5. Force Majeure. Any delay in or failure of performance by GoHosted will not be considered a breach of the SLA if and to the extent caused by events beyond its reasonable control, including, but not limited to, acts of God, embargoes, governmental restrictions, strikes, lockouts, work stoppages or other labor difficulties, riots, insurrection, wars, or other military action, acts of terrorism, civil disorders, rebellion, fires, floods, vandalism, or sabotage. GoHosted's obligations hereunder will be suspended to the extent caused by the force majeure so long as the force majeure continues.