Not to be confused with data leakage, data loss is losing access to your data for any number of reasons including accidental deletion, corruption, hardware failure, power failure, or business failure of your cloud platform vendor.
Many companies think that once their data is hosted with a reputable cloud vendor, their disaster recovery responsibilities end. After all, some vendors boast they have 99.9999% “data durability” or more. But “data availability” may only be 99.99%, and this may be a cause for concern.
Furthermore, cloud based data can be vulnerable to accidental permanent deletion of older data, misalignment of cloud retention policies with company retention policies, malicious deletions, and malware attacks.
If you do lose your data and you are able to establish that it’s your vendor’s fault, what is your compensation other than service credits for a service you no longer trust? This is why companies who put important workloads in the cloud, still have to think about backup and disaster recovery.
To protect your cloud workloads from data loss you have basically two options.
Cloud to Cloud: This means backing up or replicating your data from one cloud provider to a second cloud provider or the same cloud provider but in a different geographic location.
Cloud to Enterprise: This means backing up or replicating your data out of the cloud to your own company datacentre.
Because of the sheer number of factors that need to be considered when choosing the right DR strategy for your cloud workloads, we highly recommend you engage us in free preliminary consultation.
Issues such as data residency, cloud platforms, outbound data transfer costs, data sizes and bandwidth availability all affect which solution you should choose. We can help you narrow down which solutions in the market can meet your requirements and budget.
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