Service Level Agreement

This Service Level Agreement (the “SLA”) governs the use of all hosting services (collectively, the “Services”) offered by VASTSPACE PTE LTD (“VASTSPACE”) to its customers (“you” or “Customer”). Defined terms will have the meaning given to them in the VASTSPACE Master Services Agreement or as set out in the last section of this document.

VASTSPACE is committed to providing services to you at a standard of excellence commensurate with the best practice in the industry. The following service levels are designed to assure you of ultimate performance and maximum uptime. Each service level specifies the service it is applicable to, the service level that applies, and how service credits are being calculated for each service.

All service levels are subject to the exclusions specified in the sections entitled ‘Exceptions’ and ‘Claiming Credits & Limitations’.

Power and HVAC Availability

Service Service Level Service Credit
Any services VASTSPACE guarantees that its power and HVAC systems will be available 100% of the time in a given month. Five percent (5%) of the Net Monthly Recurrent Charges for each hour (or fraction thereof) of Downtime.
Colocation Services

 

Replacement Guarantee

Service Service level Service credit
Any services VASTSPACE guarantees the functioning of all Hardware [1], and will replace or repair any failed component at no cost to you within
4 hour of VASTSPACE’s identification of the failed hardware (the “Replacement Guarantee”). [2]
Five percent (5%) of the Net Monthly Recurrent Charges for each hour (or fraction thereof) of
downtime over the stated service level.

 

  1. Excludes VASTSPACE’s Storage Area Networks (SANs), which are subject to the section entitled ‘SAN repair and replacement’, as well as non-standard products and EOL product lines.
  2. The Replacement Guarantee does not include the time required to rebuild a RAID array or the reload of the operating systems and applications, or changes to hardware during Maintenance, as defined below.

 

SAN Repair and Replacement

In the unlikely event of a SAN hardware failure, VASTSPACE will have a technical specialist and necessary parts on site to begin repairs within 4 hours of receipt of your trouble ticket concerning the issue and VASTSPACE’s identification of the problem. Customer shall be entitled to a service credit of 5% of the Net Monthly Recurrent Charges for each further hour of delay in commencing work to repair the affected hardware.

 Network Up-time

Service Service level Service credit
Any services 100% uninterrupted transit from VASTSPACE’s Network to the Internet. Five percent (5%) of the Net Monthly Recurrent Charges for each hour (or fraction thereof) of Downtime.
Co-location Services 100% uninterrupted transit from VASTSPACE’s Network to the Internet. In respect of the first cumulative hour of Downtime in a calendar month, Customer will receive a Service Credit equivalent to one day of Customer’s pro-rated Net Monthly Recurrent Charges for that month. For each additional hour of Downtime thereafter, Customer will receive a Service Credit equivalent to one day of Customer’s pro-rated Net Monthly Recurrent Charges for internet connectivity charges for that month.
Bandwidth Only Services (non-Colocation) VASTSPACE will provide a minimum 99.7% uninterrupted transit to the internet (as measured on a monthly basis). For each hour of Downtime beyond the 99.7% minimum in any one calendar month, Customer will receive a refund equivalent to one day of Customer’s pro-rated Net Monthly Recurrent Charges for that month.

 

 Network Standards

VASTSPACE will take all reasonable measures to ensure all Customer traffic reaches its destination in a timely fashion comparable and within reason to any other carrier in the area. These measures include the manipulation of routing tables so as to direct traffic to the Internet using its best possible upstream link.

Exceptions

You will not be entitled to any Service Credit under this Service Level Agreement where the Downtime or Unavailability is caused by any of the following: (i) maintenance; (ii) suspension or termination of your Services in accordance with the terms of VASTSPACE’s Master Services Agreement (iii) application, software, or operating system fault or failure; (iv) denial of service attack, hacker activity, or other malicious event or code targeted against VASTSPACE or a VASTSPACE customer (irrespective of DDoS mitigation services provided by VASTSPACE); (vi) with respect to Cloud Services, outages to the Control Panel or API; and (vii) failure of any network or internet infrastructure or technology outside VASTSPACE’s Network.

Abnormal Support

Vastspace charges SG$100/hourly for support and/or administration works does not fall within the service coverage and these include website and service monitoring, recompilation of OS and its related components, system hardening, firewall and iptables setting, control panel administration, email administration, website administration, files transfers upload and download, DNS administration, DNSBL/RBL mitigation or specified by the terms of this un-managed or self-managed management policies. These works will be performed by Vastspace sole discretion, and case by case basis. Clients will be informed of such charges in advance, and provide written acknowledgement to Vastspace to proceed.

Claiming Credits and Limitations

The following terms apply to all claims for Service Credits:

(a) Customer must open a VASTSPACE trouble ticket in respect of all Downtime experienced, together with supporting details, to be eligible for a Service Credit. Downtime will be measured from the time Customer opens a VASTSPACE trouble ticket.

(b) If you believe you have not been issued correctly with a Service Credit you must submit a ticket within 14 days of the applicable Downtime.

(c) Downtime or Unavailability is measured from the time the applicable trouble ticket is received and the Downtime or Unavailability is validated by VASTSPACE using its internal monitoring tools to the time VASTSPACE resolves the issue.

(d) Customers may not receive more than one Service Credit per affected configuration per incident and in no event will you receive greater than one month’s Net Monthly Recurrent Charges in Service Credits for any given month regardless of the number of incidents.

(e) You must be a VASTSPACE customer in good standing to receive a Service Credit; no Service Credit will be applied to accounts that are past-due or for accounts that are suspended or cancelled before the conditions for payment of the Service Credit are met. Service Credits will not be applied against past due balances.

(f) Upon cancellation or termination of your account, any outstanding or previously accrued Service Credits will be forfeited. Service Credits will be applied against purchases or renewals for which payment is due after the date the Service Credit is applied.

(g) The Service Credits described in this SLA will be your exclusive remedy and VASTSPACE’s entire liability for any breach of any warranty of performance or service contained in this SLA.

Defined Terms

Downtime” in respect of an affected configuration or Service, means such service is unavailable because one of the following:

(a) The VASTSPACE power systems are not available (“Power Failure”);

(b) A Hardware failure;

(c) An inability to transmit from, or receive data over, the VASTSPACE Network (“Network Failure”); or

(d) In respect of Cloud Services:

  1. a failure of a Virtual Server which is due to a known problem in the hardware or hypervisor layers, including power interruptions, hardware problems (such as failures to a hard drive or power supply) and failures to the hypervisor environment, but excluding failures in Customer’s operating system or other software on Customer’s Virtual Server: or
    ii. An inability to retrieve data from a Cloud Storage services, in each case due to a failure caused by a Power Failure, or problems caused by Hardware failure or Network failure.

Hardware” means the processor(s), RAM, hard disk(s), motherboard, NIC card, servers, CPUs, cabling and associated server hardware listed in the Service and/or the applicable Order together with firewalls, load balancers and storage area networks listed in the Service and/or the applicable and other related hardware used to provide the Services.

Maintenance” means Scheduled Maintenance or Emergency Maintenance undertaken by VASTSPACE.

Scheduled Maintenance” means any maintenance in the VASTSPACE data centre of which you are notified at least 7 days in advance.

“Emergency Maintenance” means any maintenance in the VASTSPACE data centre that:
(i) in VASTSPACE’s sole discretion is necessary to avoid an immediate threat to the VASTSPACE data centre or a Customer Service; and
(ii) of which you are notified.

Net Monthly Recurrent Charges” means:

(i) In respect of hosting services, the monthly recurring charge for the affected hosting Service for the configuration experiencing the issue, but excluding any add-on or optional Services which are not included as part of the standard hosting plan but are included as part of such customer’s monthly recurring charge. In respect of Cloud Services, your Net Monthly Recurrent Charges will be based on your previous month’s usage for the affected Service where applicable or, alternatively, your average usage for the affected Service being pro-rated;

(ii) In respect of all other Services, the monthly recurring charge for the affected Service.

VASTSPACE Network” means all network equipment and cabling extending from the connection of your network access device for your hosting solution up to the uplink port on VASTSPACE’s designated border routers that connect to our Transit and Peering Providers.

ABNORMAL SUPPORT

Vastspace charges SG$100/hourly for support and/or administration works does not fall within the service coverage and these include website and service monitoring, recompilation of OS and its related components, system hardening, firewall and iptables setting, control panel administration, email administration, website administration, files transfers upload and download,  DNS administration, DNSBL/RBL mitigation or specified by the terms of this un-managed or self-managed management policies. These works will be performed by Vastspace’s sole discretion, and case by case basis. Clients will be informed of such charges in advance, and provide written acknowledgement to Vastspace to proceed.