Did You Know: RTO-driven Target Selection
Did you know that HYCU advanced logic optimizes the capability of your backup infrastructure based on your RTOs?
RTO (Recovery Time Objective) is one of the toughest data protection service level objectives to achieve from an end user’s perspective. In simple words, RTO is the time you need to bring your data/application up in a case of a disaster. It requires in-depth expertise, advanced administration and configuration of your complete production, as well as your backup infrastructure. In the legacy IT world, where siloed point management tools were king, and where IT become an arena for your finger pointing vendors, people did not even try to plan around it.
Modern enterprise cloud brings complete automation of the technology stack and provides SLO-based management. HYCU’s advanced logic provides the same experience on the data protection side, including the ability to optimize the utilization of your backup infrastructure in order to achieve the desired RTO.
How complex is it to translate RTOs to IT requirements?
Fine tuning your infrastructure in order to efficiently achieve the desired RTOs is a Sisyphean task. In the best case, what IT ends up doing is pre-defining guaranteed SLOs based on overprovisioned infrastructure and over-buffered standard SLOs and policies. Business then was selecting one of the options and was “happy,” because at least they were able to measure it against some numbers. The end result was under-utilized infrastructure, and that was OK as in most cases IT admins were not even able to articulate the RTO.
How does HYCU do it?
HYCU’s mantra is simplicity. But what does one need to do in HYCU in order to be able to define different RTOs for different policies (classes of data) and at the same time have optimized utilization of the infrastructure? In one word, nothing! The user just needs to define the business requirements, RPO, RTO and retention time – and leave the rest of the settings on auto-drive.
What will happen in the background is that HYCU will optimize the backup data allocation based on the capabilities of the different components of the infrastructure, continuously fine-tuning it based on the actual data throughput for different data paths.
But don’t just take my word for it, try HYCU and see for yourself.