DR101: RPO & RTO Explained

Disaster Recovery isn’t just about protection from natural disasters. It’s about ensuring that whatever happens to your infrastructure, you won’t suffer extended downtime.

RPO (Recovery Point Objective)
The last point-in-time that IT systems and applications can be recovered to. RPO is dictated by the replication Technology used.
Backups, Storage Replication, Continuous Data Replication

RTO (Recovery Time Objective)
How quickly applications are recovered and operations are resumed. RTO is influenced by the level of manual vs automated recovery processes.
Boot Ordering of VMs, Re-directing Network Traffic, Recovering Application Stacks Consistently