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In our Syneto Vocabulary, we make IT terms sounds simple. Two terms we use often at Syneto (and generally in the technology world) are RTO (“recovery time objective”) and RPO (“recovery point objective”). But what do these terms mean and why are they important?! This article tackles one of these terms: what is RTO or “recovery time objective”?


What is RTO?

The Recovery Time Objective (often used in its abbreviated form – RTO) can be defined as the interval of time within which the IT and business processes of an organisation can be restored after a negative event (disaster). In other words, an RTO can tell you how much time it will take for your business to be “up and running” after it is hit by an inconvenient event.

In case of such a negative event or disaster, fast restore is needed in order to avoid a long downtime period. A big downtime period means that an organisation cannot carry out their routine activities – and this can lead to loss of money. This loss varies from business to business – for some businesses downtime is costlier than for others. However, by choosing an IT solution with a low RTO, you can minimize downtime and thus financial losses.

What RTO do Syneto products offer?

The Syneto HYPERSeries has been designed with fast Disaster Recovery in mind. That is why with a Syneto product you can benefit from a 15-minute RTO. Should your business be hit by an IT disaster, you only lose 15 minutes of your working time.