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How to optimize for near zero RPO/RTO

Published Wednesday, Sep 7, 2022

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Historically, IT leaders have been asked to balance the risk of downtime and data loss with the benefit of shipping products fast. 

This forced businesses to define how many seconds or minutes of data loss they could endure. Gartner famously put a number on downtime by calculating it at an average of $5,600 per minute. But there are other messy consequences like poor end-user experience, and the excruciating task of trying to reconcile the data. 

Luckily, the technology has progressed, and there are tools now that offer a clear path to zero PRO and near-zero RTO.

In this conversation we’ll cover:

  • Exactly what RPO/RTO mean and how they interact
  • What the impact of RPO/RTO has on a business
  • How businesses should set RPO/RTO expectations
  • How to move your RPO/RTO as close to zero as possible.

With the right tools in place IT leaders don’t have to balance risk with speed. Our hope is that this conversation can help your team see a path to zero RPO. As always, this is going to be a free-flowing, nerd-sniping conversation in which the audience is encouraged to participate.


Jim Walker
Jim Walker
Principal Product Evangelist
Cockroach Labs
Tim Veil
Tim Veil
Head of Sales Engineering
Cockroach Labs

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