Downtime is real, and it’s costly.


Making sure your business can continue operations when disaster strikes is just as essential for small and medium businesses as it is for the largest enterprises. Calculating your RTO will give you the insight you need to prepare for the worst and help you better understand the true cost of downtime. Use the form below to determine just how much not backing up company data can cost you, before you find out the hard way.


If you don’t like the results you get at the end of the form, talk to us about ways you can prepare for the future. And if you don’t know the answer to any of the questions below, let Jon Epperson and our team find the answers for you!

Finally, for more information about protecting and managing your data, please see our White Paper: Backup vs. Business Continuity: Using RTO to Better Plan for Your Business.


How much will downtime cost you?


Recovery Time Objective

How much time can your business go without accessing its critical systems/servers?

Recovery Point Objective

How much production time on those servers are you willing to lose?
  • How much is on your critical business systems?
    Critical systems are the systems essential to your business operations
  • How often do you currently backup these systems?
    The time between each backup
  • How long does is take to initiate your recovery process?
    This is the amount of time that it will take you to prepare the systems for a recovery or restore
  • Are you recovering data from a local network or the cloud?
    This can affect the recovery speed
  • How many employees would be affected if the critical systems failed?
  • What would be the average wage of the affected employees?
  • What is the overhead cost per hour of the affected employees?
  • How much revenue would be lost as a result of the system failure?

Total Downtime Cost (downtime * cost per hr)