Tech Term of the Week: Recovery Point Objective (RPO)

By Gotham
Posted in Uncategorized
On July 05, 2012

From the ITIL Glossary and Abbreviations: Recovery point objective (RPO) is the maximum amount of data that may be lost when service is restored after an interruption. The recovery point objective is expressed as a length of time before the failure. For example, a recovery point objective of one day may be supported by daily backups, and up to 24 hours of data may be lost. Recovery point objectives for each IT service should be negotiated, agreed, and documented, and used as requirements for service design and IT service continuity plans.