When it comes to business continuity and disaster recovery, two terms that you will often hear are RPO (Recovery Point Objective) and RTO (Recovery Time Objective). But what do these terms actually mean? And more importantly, how do you determine what the right objectives are for your business?
RPO recovery objective
is the point in time to which you need to be able to recover your data. In other words, it’s the maximum amount of data you’re willing to lose in the event of a disaster.
RTO recovery objective
on the other hand, is the amount of time it takes to recover your data and resume operations.
To determine the right RPO and RTO for your business, you need to consider a number of factors, including the type of business you have, the nature of your data, and the impact of downtime on your customers or clients. Once you’ve taken all of these factors into account, you can start to establish realistic objectives that will ensure your business can weather any storm.
Data storage policy creation is part of our default services. Using the RPO / RTO objectives created by the business we build the policy that meets those objectives. Just as important businesses know where their data is stored it is equally important for your service provider to know too. This gives the responsibility and risk from the business owner and transfers that risk to the service provider. If you need help building smart recovery objectives for your business contact Network Essentials