As long as there has been applications, there have been applications that need zero, or near zero downtime. These are applications where the life of the organization, or even human lives, literally depend on its operation. There has also always been applications that are not critical, as long as they are back in operation in a few hours or days. In the modern data center there is a new tier of recovery, or new service level.
In our webinar, “The Always-on Enterprise Requires New Service Level Objectives“, we talk about how the application explosion is creating this new tier of service level. These are applications that don’t need zero recovery but can’t wait hours or days to be recovered. They have a new recovery point (RPO) and recovery time objective (RTO). We find these applications need to be up and running within an hour and suffer a data loss of less than an hour. In this StorageShort, listen in as Storage Switzerland and Veeam discuss the new Service level realities.
Once you realize that the new recovery service levels exist, the next question is how to address this. In many ways hitting the 15 minute window for a “business important” application is more challenging that providing a zero downtime recovery window to a “mission critical” application. Because of the sheer number of these applications and they don’t typically directly impact company revenue, it is harder to get budget for their proper protection. In this on-demand webinar we discuss how IT needs new solutions that provide just the right amount of protection and recovery at just the right price point.