Recovery time objective, or RTO, is the targeted duration of time and service level within which a business process must be restored after a disaster, or disruption, in order to avoid unacceptable consequences associated with a break in business continuity. RTO therefore refers to the point in time in the future at which your organization will be up and running again after a major service interruption. RTO is an extremely important metric when examining data disaster recovery services.
Webhosting.net is a leader in offering enterprise-class disaster recovery services. The firm specializes in deploying VMWare’s Site Recovery Manager (SRM), which provides enterprise-class business continuity and disaster recovery solutions for virtualized infrastructure and cloud. By using Site Recovery Manager along with other hardware and software tools supplied by Webhosting.net, enterprise-class clients are assured that RTO durations will be the shortest possible in the event of a system failure.
When a site goes down using Webhosting.net’s Site Recovery Manager architecture, virtual machines can be quickly migrated to a secondary site. Site Recovery Manager enables either a quick full or partial site recovery. Traditional disaster recovery runbooks are complex and quickly get out of sync with evolving IT configurations. (Runbooks are terminology for the processes put in place to backup data and restore it after a disaster). In many instances, runbooks are manual affairs that actually require a written manual. If systems are premise-based rather than cloud-based, often runbooks describe processes that demand a tremendous amount of manual labor, that includes restoring data from disks that need to moved to and from several locations.
With cloud-based virtualization however, recovery efforts can take place instantaneously within data centers, through high-end storage, located in various geographic locales. Webhosting.com’s Site Recovery Manager service is optimized to provide fast failover to recover all business IT operations that are provided by cloud-based VMware virtual machines.
Because the recovery is cloud based, failover for virtualized desktop environments are much more rapid, than attempting to redeploy data and operating systems workstation by workstation. And while traditional site failovers often fail to meet their RTOs due to manual processes and out-of-date runbooks, VMWare’s streamlined software enables fast and reliable recovery to meet RTO objectives by automating the failover process and testing failover plans frequently.
If a disaster is predicted to strike, such as flooding or an incoming hurricane, preventive failover using Site Recovery Manager can even be initiated. With Webhosting.net’s service, clients can execute preventive failovers to avoid imminent disasters and planned migrations to global load balancing or to avoid downtime due to upcoming maintenance windows. The system allows for streamlined routine migrations with planned migration and automated failback. These planned migration capabilities prevent data loss and makes it easy for an organizational return to pre-disaster data settings in a rapid and predictable timeline.
Webhosting.net is proud of the fact that it can provide increased recovery time objective through the use of cloud-based data recovery systems. If you are motivated to have store critical data and applications in the clouds, make sure you inquire about cloud-based backup and recovery. Talk to a sales representative at Webhosting.net today to learn more.