A critical area is for business owners to be fully aware of the timeline for recovery following a disaster.
An effective disaster recovery plan provides you with time measurements using two different objectives (1) Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and (2) Recovery Time Objective (RTO).
Recovery Point Objective (RPO) – Defines how far back into data resources your business must recover to resume daily operations after a disaster. The RPO determines how frequent data must be backed up to ensure you are up and running again in the shortest time possible.
Recovery Time Objective (RTO) – Determines the maximum amount of time your business can survive an outage before you begin to suffer financial loss from a lack of critical business functions in addition to client and customer loss. The RTO helps you define how much time you need to restore daily business operations.
The RPO and RTO are an essential part of disaster recovery planning and the technologies, strategies, and procedures your business will require for successful and rapid restoration. This requires the careful positioning of secondary data to ensure fast access and technologies that quickly bring data live from a backup appliance.
Please contact our team if you have any questions or require more information regarding your Disaster Recovery.