Why RPO Is The Most Important KPI In Your Data Resiliency Strategy

Written by: Michael Greenberg

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If ensuring data resiliency and durability across multiple regions is your job, then meeting the elusive Zero Recovery Point Objective (Zero RPO) is probably on top of your wish list for 2020. After all, Zero RPO means that data loss is a thing of the past. No matter what happens to your servers, not a single block of data a production workload was writing will be lost. Ever.

Unfortunately, for most businesses, zero RPO is the ideal that is still out of reach. After all, Zero Recovery Point Objective targets are extremely difficult to implement in real-world environments, require complex infrastructures, astronomical budgets, and are sometimes not possible at all (especially in the public cloud.)

But what if I told you that Zero RPO doesn’t need to be difficult in a multi-region environment?

If Zero RPO between regions could be achieved, this would have huge implications on how businesses operate in the public cloud.

How can Zero RPO benefit my operations?

Reduce the risk of data loss

Reducing the risk of data loss is a core objective in any operation providing web services in multiple regions. Business implications of Zero RPO are huge, as for many businesses, any downtime directly impacts top-line revenues, hurts brand perception, and diverts valuable resources to disaster recovery. Avoiding data loss could give the business a significant edge against the competition.

Open up the public cloud for business-critical applications

Zero RPO means faster recovery in case of disaster and better flexibility when it comes to migrating critical applications to the public cloud. Zero RPO can enable an organization to move more workloads to the public cloud, reducing strain on resources and optimize utilization while taking advantage of scalability, flexibility, and security the public cloud is known for.

“By 2025, 80% of enterprises will shut down their traditional data centers and shift to public cloud.” Eweek Cloud Prediction

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