RECOVERY TIME vs DOWNTIME
When Downtime Can Cost You More Than You Think
EVALUATE YOUR RECOVERY TIME AND RECOVERY POINT OBJECTIVES
Understanding RPO and RTO
Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and Recovery Time Objective (RTO) are two of the most important parameters of a disaster recovery or data protection plan. These are objectives which can guide businesses to choose their optimal data backup plan.
The RPO/RTO, along with an understanding of how an event can impact your business, provides the basis for identifying and analyzing viable strategies for inclusion in the business continuity plan. A tailored Managed Service solution with multiple options would enable resumption of a business process in a time frame at or near the RPO/RTO.
The Recovery Time Objective (RTO) is the duration of time and a service level within which a business process must be restored after a disaster in order to avoid unacceptable consequences associated with a break in business continuity. In other words, the RTO is the answer to the question: “How long can you go without accessing your critical servers or data?“
The Recovery Point Objective (RPO) refers to the amount of data at risk. It’s determined by the amount of time between data protection events and reflects the amount of data that potentially could be lost during a disaster recovery operation. In other words, the RPO is the answer to the question: “How much data can you loose before it affects your business financially?“