Why Cloud Backups are Essential

Having an effective disaster recovery plan that includes data backups for cloud environments, is a critical component of successfully deploying and managing data.

26th July 2015

Each company requires its own disaster recovery plan that is tailored to its exact processes. To create a truly effective backup plan, the full extent of a company’s data requirements must be taken into account. This includes everything from the amount of data it creates and the size of storage needed, to the value of data and the speed with which it is accessed.

Only when these things are clearly defined will a data centre provider be able to truly respond to a client’s needs, setting out the precise points of a tailored backup strategy.

Your cloud backup strategy should cover:

Response times: If an issue occurs, there should be set, defined response times in place.

Methodology: Each organisation requires different processes to effectively secure their data. A good cloud hosting service will be able to identify what mechanisms are needed for each.
Likely emergencies: The disaster recovery strategy should go into detail in terms of the best response in the most likely emergency scenarios.
Processes: A good strategy will detail how the provider’s team will work together to take the correct action.

Losing cloud-hosted data is not just a mild inconvenience. In the era of Big Data, it is a full blown disaster. It is essential to make sure that your cloud stored information is being backed up and kept secure.

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