Network SLA

Limestone Networks guarantees a 99.9% monthly network uptime per this Service Level Agreement (from here on referred to as "SLA"). Please note that terms and conditions apply.

Limestone Networks' 99.9% Network Uptime SLA consists of 4 parts:

  • Global Internet Connectivity - This includes connectivity from the Limestone networks' network to the outside internet.
  • Private Network Connectivity - This includes connectivity between the privately routed network within Limestone Networks. (Limestone Private Back-End Tunneling).
  • Power - This includes the power which powers the servers in the datacenter
  • Client Control Panel - This includes the accessibility of the client control panel. This SLA does not guarantee functionality of the client control panel.

Hardware SLA

  • Faulty Hardware - This includes any hardware that fails in whole or in part. Please note that 4 hour SLA is valid only after the problem has been confirmed to be faulty hardware.
  • Hardware Upgrades - if a customer purchases an upgrade, the upgrade must be complete within 4 hours once the upgrade has been scheduled. Please note that all hardware upgraded must be scheduled with support.

Network SLA Credit Chart

Limestone Networks' Uptime SLA Credit
99.9% and above 0%
99.8% 10%
99.7% 20%
99.6% 30%
99.5% 40%
99.4% 50%
99.3% 60%
99.2% 70%
99.1% 80%
99.0% 90%
Below 99.0% 100%

Hardware SLA Credit Chart

Replacement/Upgrade Guarantee SLA Credit
4 Hours of Less 0%
Over 4 Hours and up to 8 Hours 20%
Over 8 Hours and up to 12 Hours 40%
Over 12 hours and up to 16 Hours 60%
Over 16 Hours and up to 20 Hours 80%
Over 20 Hours 100%

Terms and Conditions

  • Limestone Networks extends this SLA to its direct clients only. Limestone Networks is not liable for downtime caused by a reseller of its services.
  • Limestone Networks offers SLA credits for use in future billing cycles only. SLA credits are non-transferrable in any way. SLA credits may not be exchanged for currency of any kind.
  • SLA credit is calculated from the time a ticket is opened regarding the issue to the time the issue is resolved.
  • Any Customer account not in good standing on payments is not eligible for SLA credit.
  • Any Customer account which has had been out of good standing on payments 3 times or more within 12 months prior to the outage is not eligible for SLA credits.
  • Any Customer server disconnected due to violation of the AUP/TOS is not eligible for SLA credit.
  • All SLA claims must be made with the sales department, and will be issued as account credits.
  • Any Customer making false SLA credit claims may be charged a $50 administrative fee per offense.
  • All SLA claims must be made within seven days of the network downtime. SLA credits may take up to 15 days to authorize, process, and post to the Customer account.
  • SLA credits may not exceed the full monthly amount of the server they are being applied to.
  • SLA credit claims can only be made by an authorized user on the account. All other unauthorized claims will be denied.
  • SLA credits may not be stacked, i.e. claiming SLA credit on both uplink downtime, as well as power downtime during the same incident.
  • In no way does the Limestone Networks SLA include software of any sort. Operating system reloads do not qualify in any way for an SLA credit.
  • Any form of management by Limestone Networks of Customer software is not eligible to be included in the Limestone Networks SLA. Any form of hardware reconfiguration due to software or management of software is not eligible to be included in the Limestone Networks SLA.
  • Faulty hardware qualifies for the Hardware SLA only when 4 hours have passed from the time that a Limestone Technician has officially diagnosed the problem as being caused by faulty hardware. Until diagnosis is confirmed, the Hardware SLA is inactive.
  • Hardware upgrades are eligible for the Hardware SLA only after 4 Hours from the scheduled (between Customer and support) time for repair passes. All hardware upgrades must be scheduled with support in order to be eligible for the Hardware SLA. Immediate, or "as soon as possible" hardware upgrades are not eligible for the Hardware SLA.
  • Any failure outside of the Limestone Networks network itself, including bandwidth carrier outages, are not eligible for SLA credit.
  • Scheduled maintenance of Limestone Networks network is not eligible for any form of SLA credit.
  • Acts of God, including weather, natural disaster, or any other disaster outside of the control of Limestone Networks are not eligible for SLA credit.
  • The Limestone Networks SLA is subject to change or revision without notice.