Evaluate your Recovery Time and Recovery Point Objectives
Set Your Recovery Objectives
How many hours can your business go without accessing its critical systems or servers?
How many hours of production time on those servers are you willing to lose?
Recovery Process & Data Storage
How many gigabytes of data are on your critical business systems? Critical systems are the systems essential to your business operations.
How often do you currently back up these systems, e.g. what is the time between each backup?
How long does it take to initiate your recovery process? This is the amount of time that it will take you to prepare the systems for a recovery or restore.
Are you recovering data from a local network, or the cloud? This affects the speed at which the data can be recovered.
Downtime & Recovery Costs
How many employees would be affected if your critical systems failed?
What is the revenue generated per hour by these employees?
What is the average hourly wage of an employee using one of your critical systems?
What is the average hourly overhead cost of an employee using a critical system?