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How to Measure the ROI of Cloud Data Protection

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Reducing operational costs in server backup and recovery

Published July 2014

The goal of server backup and recovery is to ensure that a company can recover from varying degrees of failure, from the loss of individual files to a disaster affecting an entire system. Success is measured by how quickly the company can recover (Recovery Time Objective or RTO), as well as by how small the loss of worker productivity is (Recovery Point Objective or RPO).

Cloud backup and recovery services for servers enable small- to mid-sized companies, and remote offices of larger companies, to reliably meet their RTOs and RPOs. They help protect critical server data at a lower cost than traditional tape systems that require onsite IT professionals to operate and maintain them.

This white paper helps managers demonstrate the profitability of reducing operational costs in server backup and recovery through investment in cloud server data protection (subscription), rather than traditional backup methods. Comparative cost categories used in calculating this ROI are summarized in a convenient checklist. These include capital costs of hardware and software as well as ongoing monthly costs for maintenance, media, labor, and offsite storage of backup data.

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