A few months ago we have started to monitor the up- and down-times of the VIES application (as explained in more details here). While VIES had its “ups and downs” in the past its performance has increased substantially in August.
There were a few hiccups in the beginning of the month (between 1 and 9 August), which have resulted in 14 down-times in a total downtime duration of 3 hours. All together the VIES page was running 99,60% of the time (and is as of 10 August 2013 up and running 100% of the time).
This looks promising and leads to the conclusion, that the VIES application is finally being properly maintained. Let’s hope that we will be able to report a 100% up-time in September.