Most organizations are in the process of embracing the cloud as a part of their data storage and protection strategy. Very soon a ‘no-cloud’ policy would be so unusual in the corporate culture. Companies can benefit from lower storage costs, and save lots of time to manage under-utilized infrastructure. Besides it will help professional to keep up with the changing needs of the business by quickening the IT system. Though there are infinite advantages, yet risks lie while moving data into the data. There could be failure and accidents in the cloud too.
There are quite some issues with the cloud. After the recent Amazon Web Services outage in Australia paralyzing companies for hours, it is clear that cloud could be faulty. The consequences could be very severe as companies are not allowed to access business critical data and applications.
Besides, the data stored in the cloud could become corrupted or compromised in a location because of certain human error. This error could also be replicated in other locations. Furthermore, data could be accidently deleted from the cloud.
Here are some tips for companies to protect data and ensure business stability building while storing information in the cloud.
- Regularly backup what technology stored in the cloud to minimize the risk of losing it forever.
- You can use snapshot technologies for application and data recoverability as they minimize the impact on uptime and performance.
- Encrypt the highly sensitive data before storing it in the cloud.
- Make sure there are tight control and visibility across the network infrastructure to secure the speed, promptness, and convenience necessary for data recovery.
- Your company can adopt a single platform approach that offers a complete view across piles of on—and— off-premise infrastructure. This will allow you to access and leverage data steadily across the organization.
- Develop a roadmap of cloud adoption or update a corporate storage strategy and confidently leverage the cloud.