Understanding the impact of catastrophes on your business

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BC/DR. DRaaS. RTO. RPO…you’re probably asking yourself, “is this even English? What am I reading?!?!?”

Yes, it’s English…and they’re acronyms that are crucial to the recoverability of your data and the fiscal health of your organization. Business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) and disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) are strongly considered among businesses today to safeguard their organization in the event of critical data and revenue loss due to lack of productivity while being down.

How much are you willing to lose to your bottom line when a catastrophic event happens – like Steve the IT intern spilling coffee all over your servers? It’s always the new guy…right?

The downtime calculator helps you understand this impact. Simply enter in your actual company information and see firsthand what every second of downtime does to your bottom line, but the ramifications compounded by minute, hour, day and week!

Try it today and let us know how we can assist you on your path to true IT resilience!


Recovery Point Objective (RPO) is the last point-in-time IT systems and applications can be recovered to. It indicates the amount of data that will be lost, measured in elapsed time. The cost of ONE HOUR of lost data for any size business is a significant amount. Scaled upwards, this becomes an even larger impact.

Due to the RPOs importance on data loss, it is recommended to agree on an acceptable, achievable RPO on a per-application basis. Always aim for the lowest RPO possible, then configure alerts to warn if you are in danger of the achieved RPO exceeding your defined SLA. Ensure that your solution enables the prioritization of individual applications as per your agreed SLAs, should the bandwidth for replication become constrained.

Recovery Time Objective (RTO) is the time that it takes to recover data and applications, meaning, how long will it be until business operations are back to normal after an outage or interruption. The cost of downtime associated with waiting for applications and data to be recovered (RTO) can result in significant loss in revenue and productivity.