A recording of my talk at SNW 2011 today is online:
Many people consider only the recovery time and recovery point, RTO and RPO, when developing their strategies. This is a problem. Left unattended, certain characteristics of a recovery strategy will cause us to miss our recovery time. So it is important to look beyond the surface.
To meet RTO, we must have sufficient time metrics. To meet RPO, we must have sufficient data metrics. And to balance the ongoing operational costs with the per incident costs, we must have supporting scalability metrics. My talk reviewed these necessary metrics and considerations.
Today’s talk was on the high-level management of a disaster recovery program. Back in 2008, I did a nuts-and-bolts talk about our recovery strategies. I also put my talk from SNW 2008 up, for those interested.
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