An Intellyx Brain Candy Update

Everybody knows that backups are important, but the most important part of backing up your data is the ability to recover them.

The industry measures such recoverability with two metrics: Recovery Point Objective (RPO), which is the time between backups, thus representing the maximum interval of potential lost data; and Recovery Time Objective (RTO), how long it takes to recover from backup.

Cohesity helps its customers optimize these two metrics. When we last wrote a Brain Candy on Cohesity in September 2017, it focused on broad secondary storage challenges.

Today, secondary storage is still Cohesity’s focus, but backups – and their all-important recoverability – have become a sweet spot for the vendor.

RPOs are often measured in hours, while RTOs could be days or even longer. With Cohesity, in contrast, RPOs drop to less than five minutes, and RTOs are nearly instantaneous.

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