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Recovery Time Objective (RTO)

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Recovery Time Objective (RTO) - definitions

Recovery Time Objective (RTO) - The intent to recover lost applications, within specific time limitations, to assure a certain level of operational continuity. Expresses the amount of time a business will tolerate the computing system (hardware, software, services) to be offline.

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Recovery Time Objective (RTO) is the maximum tolerable amount of time a computer, system, network, or application can be down after a failure or disaster occurs. The RTO is a function of the extent to which the interruption disrupts normal operations and the amount of revenue lost per unit time as a result of the disaster. These factors in turn depend on the affected equipment and application(s). The RTO is measured in seconds, minutes, hours, or days, and is an important consideration in disaster recovery planning.

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