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Zero RTO Application Restores – Myth or Reality?

Zero RTO Application Restores – Myth or Reality?
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Most of my life I have been closer to applications and primary storage, and later on when managing technology teams I always counted on well-trained data protection professionals to handle such critical role in organizations. One thing was clear to me – backup is equivalent to insurance. It is a tool that is there for when sh*t hit the fan. {pardon the expression}

Other than Data Domain adding deduplication and more recently backup vendors using HCI approach to store backups in scale-out clusters, not much has changed since my customer days. Some vendors are now starting to tinker with Cloud as tape replacement, but for the most part, the cost is still prohibitive due to the high capacity requirements for incremental, daily, weekly and monthly full backups.

I may not be a data protection authority, but I do understand RPO, RTO and the business impacts.

RPO (Recovery Point Objective) refers to the amount of data at risk. It is determined by the amount of time between data protection events and reflects the amount of data that potentially could be lost during disaster recovery. The metric is an indication of the amount of data at risk of being lost.

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MyVirtualCloud.NET by Andre Leibovici Andre Leibovici is a leading expert in the area of Datacenter and Enterprise Mobility. For the last 15 years Andre's passion and dedication has helped many organizations while working for VMware CTO Office, VMware PSO, EMC vSpecialists, and through creating professional blogging resources. His expertise is backed by 20+ years' industry experience managing IT infrastructures and teams for large organizations. Andre's blog myvirtualcloud.net is recognized as one of the industry leading End User Computing blogs with 3M+ hits every month. Based on his field experience, Andre developed a number of free tools to help beginners and advanced architects to appropriately size and architect VDI solutions. Andre's passion led him to found the APAC Virtualization Podcast and speak at conferences and public events. Due to his creativity and accomplishments, Andre received the VMware Virtual Desktop Ingenuity Award'2009, and was recognized as vExpert recipient award for multiple consecutive years. Andre is currently enjoying helping Nutanix as Sr. Director, Partner Innovation & Vertical Alliances.

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