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five nines

noun [plural]
 
 
( also five nines reliability) IT
99.999 percent: the percentage of time that a computer system should work without failing: In the computer industry, the challenging target is "five nines" or 99.999% - an average annual downtime of five minutes. five nines availability/uptime
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