Service Level Agreement (“SLA”)

SpectraCloud’s (SPECTRA TECHNOLOGIES INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED) Service Level Agreement (“SLA”) applies to all Virtual / Cloud Servers, Dedicated Hosting Servers, Shared Servers and Co-location clients. The Client agrees that measurements via our “Self Service” portal establish the eligibility for any applicable Performance Credits. In the event that the Client determines a discrepancy in such measurement, Client shall promptly notify SpectraCloud (Spectra Technologies India Private Limited) and SpectraCloud and Client will mutually agree upon the validity and accuracy of the measurement, and upon Client’s eligibility for any applicable Performance Credits

SpectraCloud (Spectra Technologies India Private Limited) reserves the right to add, modify, or delete any aspects of the Service Level Agreement at any time at its sole discretion


“Actual Uptime” (“A”) means the aggregate percentage of hours (vis a vis the Coverage Hours) in a month during which theService is actually available for use by Customer /or its client.

“Coverage Hours” shall mean 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days in a year.

“Credits” shall mean such free service as are more particularly detailed herein in Section 7, to which the Customer would be entitled on account of deviations in the quality of Service Levels.

“Downtime” (“D”) shall mean the duration of the Service Outage, calculated in aggregate number of hours in any month,beginning when a Trouble ticket is initiated and ending when the trouble ticket is closed by SpectraCloud subject to due confirmation from the Customer of resolution of the outage. If one service is down for ‘x’ minutes and after sometime, another service is down for ‘y’ minutes, the total downtime would be ‘x+y’. The time periods calculated for events covered under Section 8 to this SLA shall not, for the purposes of this SLA be included while measuring Downtime.

“Emergency Maintenance” shall mean maintenance carried out under a condition or situation which poses danger to the system,equipment, network, facilities required for rendering the Service, danger to life etc. as the case may be and has to be attended immediately. SpectraCloud shall try to notify the Customer about the emergency maintenance in advance, however depending upon the demands of the situation; SpectraCloud may do so at earliest opportunity after the performance of the emergency maintenance.

Exceptions” shall mean either an event or a set of events as are more particularly detailed in Section 8 hereto, the occurrence and the duration of occurrence of which shall not constitute a Service Outage or Downtime for the purposes of this SLA.

“Excused downtime,” (“E”) means the agreed aggregate number of hours in any month that SpectraCloud shall seek to carry outtroubleshooting or upgrade to the equipment, with intent to better the Services. This downtime will be subject to prior written consent and confirmation from Customer. The Emergency Maintenance is part of the Excused Downtime.

SpectraCloud Helpdesk” shall be the location where the Customer should report a fault. Details of the same are mentioned in the clause 9 of this SLA, or if changed, may be intimated from time to time by SpectraCloud to Customer.

“Scheduled Downtime” (“S”) means the aggregate number of hours in any month during which the Services downtime isrequested by SpectraCloud to carry out checks, configuration changes, preventive maintenance of SpectraCloud material 
(a) Of which Customer is notified 48 hours in advance and 
(b) that is performed during a standard maintenance window from 11 PM to 6 AM local time of SpectraCloud IDC at which SpectraCloud Material is located or 
(c) Performed during a non-standard maintenance window at a time approved by Customer’s designated point of contact (as per Section 9) by a method chosen by SpectraCloud (telephone, e-mail, fax or pager).

Nothing herein shall restrict SpectraCloud from conducting Emergency Maintenance on an as needed basis. The Customer may at their discretion ask for Scheduled Downtime to repair the Customer Material.

Examples of activities covered under Scheduled Downtime include (but not limited to):

  • Antivirus update on windows server
  • Routine Preventive Maintenance
  • Preventive Maintenance of utilities like PAC, UPS, Server Room, etc.
  • Application Version upgrades.
  • Cold backups scheduled or as requested by Customer.

Service Outage” shall mean an unscheduled disruption/failure in any Service offered by SpectraCloud, due to which Customer’s server is un-accessible to customer and/or its client. The outage of Services due to, but not limited to the following shall be a Service Outage

  1. Any failure of SpectraCloud Material including switch, router, firewall etc. offered as a part of SpectraCloud Services
  2. Any failure of Shared Services like Internet connectivity, IDC shared LAN etc. offered as a part of SpectraCloud Services

“Total time” (“T”) in hrs during the month (example 30×24 hours in a 30 days month)

Trouble Ticket” shall mean the issue of a ticket bearing an identification number confirming logging in of the Customer complaint to SpectraCloud in relation to a Service Outage upon the Customer reporting a fault by a method set out herein.

All capitalized terms not defined herein shall have the same meanings ascribed to them in the Agreement.


  1. The Customer shall ensure compliance of standard operating procedures and any changes thereto shall be subject to the prior specific written consent of the Customer.
  2. The Customer shall nominate a person to co-ordinate all activities with SpectraCloud and agree upon suitable validation process to identify such person.


3.1. SpectraCloud will provide each part of the Service with service availability for the Coverage Hours out of the IDC.

3.2 The Service shall have an Actual Uptime “A” of 99.00% averaged over a monthly basis and the same shall be calculated as per the following formula:

       A= ————– 

3.3 SpectraCloud shall ensure that the Downtime (excluding Scheduled Downtime and the Excused Downtime for the Services) does not exceed 4 hours for a single occurrence.


On a monthly basis, a list of reports including a ‘Downtime/ Availability’ report (as shown in Exhibit A), as mutually agreed between both the parties as a part of Services offered by SpectraCloud, would be provided to the Customer by SpectraCloud if asked.

Based on the reports or otherwise, the performance would be reviewed every month between SpectraCloud and the Customer’s technical and User teams. Customer may ask for clarifications on the same, which shall be provided by SpectraCloud. SLA’s would also be reviewed if any new Business or operational changes are to be effected.


  1. The Customer personnel shall notify the SpectraCloud IDC HELPDESK to report a Service Outage. The SpectraCloud IDC HELPDESK shall have a Trouble Ticket opened for the Customer and Customer shall quote the Trouble Ticket Number in all future communication.
  2. Upon opening of a Trouble Ticket, SpectraCloud shall investigate the reported Service Outage and shall promptly use best industry standard efforts to rectify the same.
  3. In case the Call is related to any network equipment or performance, or any repair, which would cause a Service Outage, appropriate notice shall be sent to the Customer, before taking the equipment in maintenance.
  4. Any call, which is not resolved within 1 hours of reporting, must be informed to Customer.
  5. SpectraCloud shall attempt to resolve all Trouble tickets within 2 (two) hours of logging. The resolution could be repair / replacement or providing a work around which does not hamper the normal productivity of the Customer.
  6. SpectraCloud shall ensure that all unresolved calls beyond two hours are informed to Customer.
  7. Upon such rectification, SpectraCloud shall communicate the same to the Customer and close the Trouble Ticket. SpectraCloud shall ensure that call closure is done after Customer’s acknowledgement. More specifically in case the Service Outage is related to application software or communication links or any other resource / service not provided by SpectraCloud, SpectraCloud shall communicate the same to the Customer immediately and both Parties shall decide on initiating steps to rectify the deviation.
  8. The service window for all the calls shall be 24x7x365 (Trouble Tickets 24x7x365 & Telephonic 9AM to 9PM).


In case where the Customer encounters Service Outage, the following escalation procedure shall be followed;

  1. The Customer should first contact the SpectraCloud Helpdesk and notify the complaint. SpectraCloud shall then immediately issue a Trouble Ticket number.
  2. If the call is not resolved within one hour by SpectraCloud from reporting to SpectraCloud Helpdesk, Customer may intimate THE SHIFT MANAGER of SpectraCloud IDC. 
  3. If the call is not resolved within two hour thirty minutes from reporting to the SpectraCloud Helpdesk, then Customer may escalate / report to OPERATIONS HEAD of SpectraCloud IDC.


  • 7.1 If the Actual Uptime during the month under consideration is less than 99.00 % this will lead to SLA violation and, SpectraCloud shall provide Credits as set out herein.
  • 7.2 If the Actual Uptime (A) calculated as per clause 3.2 above is less than 99.00%, the following Credits shall be due to Customer:
A >= 99.00% No Penalty
98% =< A < 99.00% 2 days equivalent of Charges for the Service affected calculated on a prorata basis
97% =< A < 98% 3 days equivalent of Charges for the Service affected calculated on a prorata basis
96% =< A < 97% 4 days equivalent of Charges for the Service affected calculated on a prorata basis
95% =< A < 96% 5 days equivalent of Charges for the Service affected calculated on a prorata basis
A < 95% 6 days equivalent of Charges for the Service affected calculated on a prorata basis
  • 7.3 Record and data for the Service Availability computations and determinations as available in ‘Downtime/ Availability’ report (as shown in Exhibit A) shall be discussed, reviewed and mutually agreed by the two parties during monthly reviews.


Customer shall not receive any Credits in connection with any Service Outage that is caused by or pursuant to or associated with:

  • Failure of the Customer links, access circuits, local loop or any network not owned or managed by SpectraCloud; or total stoppage of any third party services which affects globally the Customer locations to access hosted services and host application processes.
  • Time taken during offline backups, either planned or requested by the Customer after advance intimation. 
  • DNS issues outside the direct control of SpectraCloud;
  • Failure of or defect in Customer Material
  • Any other acts of commission or omissions of Customer or others authorized by Customer, including without limitation, any negligence, willful misconduct, or use of the SpectraCloud Material and /or Services in breach of terms and conditions of this agreement or in case SpectraCloud suspends the Services as per the provisions and terms and conditions of Agreement
  • Damage to or faults in the equipment resulting from (i) accidents, (ii) transportation, (iii) neglect and/or misuse by Customer or its authorized representatives;
  • Use of any SpectraCloud Material and /or Services by Customer for purposes other than that for which it was acquired;
  • Any act or omission on the part of the Customer including but not limited to failure to notify the HELPDESK of a Service Outage;
  • Service Outages in respect of which no Trouble Ticket is logged or Credits have not been specifically requested by Customer;
  • Events or occurrences that result in “no trouble found” Trouble Ticket, as confirmed by Customer;
  • An interruption where the Customer elects not to release a Service for testing and repair and continues to use it on an impaired basis.
  • Regulatory events.
  • Any abuse or fraud failure to comply with the Acceptable User Policy on the part of Customer and its end-user.
  • Any Force Majeure event


9.1 SpectraCloud Contact point:

Name: SpectraCloud Helpdesk

E-mail ID:

9.2 Customer Contact points:


Telephone number:

E-mail ID:

9.3 Parties shall promptly inform any change in details of the above contact points to the other Party in order to facilitate proper communication of messages. Any such change shall be effective within 24 (twenty four) hours of receipt of a written notice by the party to whom it is communicated.