By Scott Van Dyke
The terminology recovery point objective (RPO) and recovery time objective (RTO) are commonly used to plan how to best protect data and applications around disaster recovery scenarios. For proper disaster planning, a business determines the maximum acceptable level of data loss following an unplanned event that could result in data loss (RPO). A responsible business will also determine the maximum amount of time they can tolerate without their critical applications (RTO). The primary focus RPO and RTO is to plan how to best protect your critical applications and data in the event of a disaster.
One often overlooked area that impacts a business is what happens to the critical applications and data for a business when performing a server migration. A server migration typically arises for one of the following reasons: