We are sure that you have heard of it, but many folks out there are not providing accurate or enough information for others to understand the concept. Don’t worry, though. Dedicated IT is here to help. Let us break it down for you.
First, there are a couple terms you’ll need to acquaint yourself with. Like RTO and RPO. These are common terms for any IT experts, but they may not make sense to non IT professionals.
RTO – Recovery time objective
What it means: How much time between the moment of the disaster and the time users can work again.
RPO – Recovery point objective
What it means: How far back in time are you willing to go in case of a disaster? How much work and/or transactions can be lost without hindering business continuity?
Both of these are counted in minutes, hours or days, and are directly related to the criticality of your IT processes and data. The lower the number is for RTO and RPO, the higher the cost will be for a disaster recovery solution.
Usually, it’s mostly core business applications and data that are included in the scope of a disaster recovery plan. If you think about it, what data is your business dealing with that is not business critical? Usually most of it is, but because disaster recovery can get pricey, some organizations choose to only include a certain percentage of their data in the plan. This, of course, means that you won’t access the data you didn’t include in the plan should a disaster occur.
Whether it’s an earthquake, flood, blizzard, hurricane or even just an accident by an employee, there are plenty of uncontrollable situations that can cause your company to experience downtime. While our back up and disaster recovery plans may not prevent a natural disaster from happening, it will protect your data and ensures that downtime won’t compromise your business. Our solutions come with scalable pricing that is customized to your specific needs, around-the-clock support and our professional team who will provide the best IT strategy for your business.