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.