So uptime sometimes doesn't matter. Nor does data integrity. Sometimes.
"you can’t obtain 100 per cent perfect uptime on everything."
Those applications that don't care about uptime, do they also not care about data integrity?
Payroll uptime doesn't matter for most of the month. But the data integrity matters every minute of every day when the system is running.
Facebook? Google? They don't care about data integrity in the presentation layer (which is most of what they do), and it doesn't matter much elsewhere either.
Interesting move by HP either way, so long as Foxconn don't start wanting to cut out the middleman. Which presumably limits how profitable this business can be for HP - make it look too rewarding and Foxconn or equivalent will want a slice of the business.