Is RTO a Consideration in Your Cloud Backup Strategy?

Is RTO a Consideration in Your Cloud Backup Strategy?

ThinkstockPhotos-452095005As disaster recovery becomes more costly and complex to manage in-house, IT leaders are finding that outsourcing elements of their operations is a cost-effective alternative. That’s the main reason why many clients today are considering cloud-based backup. But they should also consider their recovery time objective (RTO)—the maximum tolerable length of time that a computer, system, network or application can be down after a failure or disaster occurs. To this point, low-cost cloud backup may not be a viable solution if appropriate RTOs cannot be met.

Sirius helps clients select a solution and approach that matches the level of service they require. For example, Sirius’ Recovery as a Service (RaaS) partner is Recovery Point Systems, a leading national provider of integrated business continuity and disaster recovery solutions. Recovery Point offers traditional, hot site and cloud-based disaster recovery services, often together as a hybrid solution.

Sirius engineers and architects can help you determine the optimum strategies for achieving your unique disaster recovery and business objectives. Contact Sirius today to schedule a discussion around your unique requirements and pain points. For more information about Sirius Cloud Solutions, visit us online or download this overview of Recovery Point Systems.

By |2018-12-26T21:43:58+00:00March 20th, 2015|Blog|1 Comment

About the Author:

Kevin Fratzke is Director of Managed Services and Cloud with Sirius Computer Solutions.

One Comment

  1. PL April 1, 2015 at 11:28 am

    Yes, RTO is a significant factor. The other factor that prevents me from endorsing a cloud-based backup system is that I believe the data-ownership issue has still not been settled. If I give our user’s private data over to another company, that company now becomes an owner of that private data. This is an inherent flaw in the model.

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