We just launched a new status.github.com.
Downtime is important
Even if you're shooting for five nines — 99.999% uptime — you're still going to have to account for five minutes of downtime a year. As a service, what happens during those five minutes can make all the difference.
Sharing our tools
We track a huge amount of data internally surrounding our reliability and performance, and we wanted to make that accessible to you, too.
We rely heavily on our mobile devices these days and we want everything we make to be beautiful and usable on as many devices as we can. We made sure the new status website would be no exception by giving it an adaptive user interface with CSS media queries to ensure that even on-the-go you'll be able to see at a glance what's going on with GitHub.
In a perfect world you'll never have to use the status site, but if you do, we hope this will give you more visibility. We'll also be automatically posting all updates to @githubstatus if you'd like notices to appear in your Twitter feed.