I Don’t Even Have Time to Soft Boil an Egg

How much downtime for Corevist? Not enough…

According to The Kitchen, “The perfect soft-boiled egg should have firm, custard-like whites and a warm, runny yolk”.  They go on to tell us that “…If you’re just cooking one or two eggs, five minutes is perfect for a runny yolk…”.

Five minutes.  That’s all it takes to make the perfect soft boiled egg.

There were 43,200 minutes in the month of November.  At 5 minutes an egg, if I so desired, I could have boiled 8640 eggs.

I also happen to know that there are 1696 players in the National Football League.  If I combine these two factoids, that means I could have given each NFL player 5 soft boiled eggs in the month of November.  I get that that’s probably not much nutrition for these hulking athletes, but 8640 is a lot of eggs.

You get the point.

Now think about this.

If I could only boil eggs whenever the Corevist SAP Integrated B2B eCommerce service was unavailable to our clients in November, any idea how many 5 minute soft boiled eggs I could make?

If you guessed ZERO you guessed right.

We delivered an all time high availability of 99.993% in November (see attached graph).  That means that our website was unavailable to our clients, and their customers, for a grand total of 3 minutes.  That’s 180 seconds.  That’s not a very long period of time.  Harry Houdini was able to hold his breath longer than that!

November availability

Bottom line is that I would only have time to boil an egg for 3 minutes.

Three minute eggs are inedible.

Now I potentially have 1696 beefy NFL players mad at me.  But I’ve got a couple hundred thousand website users who are pretty happy.

I’ll take the latter.

My next goal is for our monthly website outages to last for only as long as I can hold my breath.

Ready?  Set?  Go!



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Sam Bayer

Sam Bayer founded Corevist in 2008 and served as CEO until his retirement in 2022. During his tenure, his mission was to capitalize on the convergence of the growing popularity of Cloud delivered services and the consumerization of B2B ecommerce to build a company that delivers real value to his clients and a great place to work for his team.