Trends Report

Back Up Your Critical Cloud Data Before It’s Too Late

Cloud-To-Cloud Backup Emerges As A Practical Option For Cloud Data Protection

February 4th, 2014
RD
Rachel Dines
With contributors:
Stephanie Balaouras , Liz Herbert , TJ Keitt , Heather Belanger

Summary

For years, it has been standard practice to back up your critical data. You store several copies locally for operational recovery and send copies offsite for disaster recovery. It’s not just a best practice; it’s a fiduciary responsibility. If you don’t back up your data, then customers, partners, and employees consider you negligent and incompetent. Yet, every day, enterprises send critical data to software-as-a-service providers without any plan for how they will back up the data and restore it. Only when they experience data loss do they ask, “Who is responsible for backing up my data?” I&O leaders need to stop leaving the door open to data loss and start proactively protecting cloud data before it’s too late.

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