In today's digital age, data is a critical asset for businesses, and the loss of it can be devastating. To protect themselves from data loss, companies use backup and disaster recovery strategies, which involve planning for two critical metrics: Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and Recovery Time Objective (RTO).
Appranix is a cloud resilience platform that provides several capabilities to help businesses achieve their RPO and RTO objectives. These capabilities include Cloud Infrastructure Backup (CiB), Recovery-as-Code (RaC) using a Cloud Time Machine (CTM).
What is RPO?
RPO stands for Recovery Point Objective, and it refers to the amount of data loss a business is willing to accept in the event of a disaster. This is the maximum amount of data loss that a business can tolerate without causing significant harm to its operations. For example, if an organization has an RPO of one hour, it means that it can accept a maximum of one hour of data loss before it becomes a problem.
To achieve the desired RPO, businesses use backup strategies that involve taking periodic snapshots of their data. These snapshots can be stored on different devices or in different locations, such as cloud storage or a separate data center. The frequency of these snapshots depends on the RPO of the organization. For example, if an organization has an RPO of one hour, it might take a snapshot of its data every hour.
What is RTO?
RTO stands for Recovery Time Objective, and it refers to the amount of time a business is willing to wait for data recovery in the event of a disaster. This is the maximum amount of time that a business can tolerate without causing significant harm to its operations. For example, if an organization has an RTO of four hours, it means that it can tolerate a maximum of four hours of downtime before it becomes a problem.
To achieve the desired RTO, businesses use disaster recovery strategies that involve restoring their data and applications from backups. The speed at which data can be restored depends on the RTO of the organization. For example, if an organization has an RTO of four hours, it needs to have a disaster recovery plan in place that can restore its data and applications within four hours.
Cloud Infrastructure Backup
Appranix's Cloud Infrastructure Backup feature takes regular snapshots of your entire cloud infrastructure, including compute, network, cloud resources, dependencies and storage resources. This ensures that you always have a recent backup of your infrastructure in case of a disaster, which helps you achieve a much lower RPO than what was possible before.
Cloud Time Machine
Appranix's Cloud Time Machine feature allows you to travel back in time and restore your entire cloud infrastructure, including applications, dependencies and data, to any point in time in any region of the cloud. This helps you achieve a much lower RTO by enabling you to quickly restore your infrastructure to a known good state. The Cloud Time Machine works by taking regular snapshots of your cloud infrastructure, which are stored in a separate location to ensure that they are safe and easily accessible in the event of a disaster.
Recovery-as-Code enables you to automate your recovery processes by defining them as code. With Recovery-as-Code, you can define your recovery processes as code using a simple and intuitive YAML syntax. Appranix platform automatically writes RaC at a point-in-time using the Cloud Time Machine data and executes it automatically in case of a disaster so humans do not have to do it. This helps you achieve a much lower RTO than what was possible before.
Benefits of Appranix's Cloud Resilience Capabilities
Here are some of the benefits that Appranix's cloud resilience capabilities provide for your business:
Ultra Low RPO and RTO: With Cloud Infrastructure Backup, Recovery-as-Code using a Cloud Time Machine, you can achieve low RPO and RTO, ensuring that your applications and data are resilient.
Complete Recovery: With Cloud Infrastructure Backup and Cloud Time Machine, you can restore your entire cloud infrastructure, including all applications and data.
Automated Recovery: With Recovery-as-Code, you can automate your disaster recovery processes, reducing the risk of human error and ensuring a faster recovery time.
Reduced Downtime: With Cloud Infrastructure Backup and Cloud Time Machine, you can reduce downtime and get your applications and data backup and running in minutes.
In conclusion, Appranix provides several cloud resilience capabilities that can help businesses protect their data and achieve low RPO and RTO. With Cloud Infrastructure Backup, Recovery-as-Code with a Cloud Time Machine, businesses can ensure that their cloud applications and data are always available and recoverable in case of a disaster. These capabilities provide a comprehensive backup and disaster recovery solution that reduces downtime, automates recovery processes, and ensures complete recovery of the entire cloud infrastructure.