What Is Recovery Time Objective (RTO)?

July 3, 2023

Recovery Time Objective (RTO) is a metric that measures the maximum tolerable time that an IT asset can be down if something goes wrong. For example, if a network with an RTO of 20 minutes goes offline, the team must restore the network functions in 20 minutes or less. RTO is an essential metric in disaster recovery planning.

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