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Raw Device Mapping (RDM)
RDM is a mechanism for disk resources to be presented to virtual machines directly.
The ability to ensure that a backup is recoverable.
The process of duplicating a critical data set or an entire system to help speed recovery from system failure. Duplicates are knows as snapshots.
The application that requests the creation of a shadow copy within the VSS framework.
A maximum time period in which data loss occurs in the event of a disaster that affects IT services.
The amount of time it takes, from the start of a disaster, to recover the service and have it available to users. It is measured in seconds, minutes, hours or days and is very important when planning disaster recovery.