A: Here is an example. Assume that the ScerIS DRaaS has the appropriate connectivity to support a 15 minute RPO. The ScerIS DRaaS will maintain a single restore point dataset that is representative of the protected server storage volume every 15 minutes. Assume that the initial restore point is created at 1:00PM and the sequential updates occur on 15 minute intervals—the first being 1:15PM. Assume that there is an event that takes the server off line at 1:59PM. The last restore point is at 1:45, so the restore point would be 14 minutes old. But, the server was not discovered to be off-line until 3:00PM. At 3:15, your IT team authorizes ScerIS to recover the server. ScerIS uses the 1:45PM restore point (the last restore point completed) to recover the server and accomplishes the server recovery in 2 hours. It is now 5:15PM and the server is recovered. You now can resume business with having lost the data from 1:45PM through 1:59PM—14 minutes of data is lost. This is less than the 15 minute recovery point objective—the RPO has been met. However, the server has been off line from 1:59PM until 5:15PM—3 hours and 16 minutes off line/downtime. This example shows the difference between Server Downtime and RPO.