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Top 3 Cloud Backup Dangers and How to Avoid Them

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    Tip #1: Start with the Infrastructure Layer

    First and foremost, you have to put the same level of thought and care into protecting your data no matter where it lives. There are essentially three tiers of managing data protection and recovery in a cloud environment. The first happens at the infrastructure layer. These are the components that should be covered in your vendor agreements, including the uptime availability guarantees and overall accessibility for the application itself (not the data).

    This information should help organizations develop a contingency plan outlining what the next steps are in case of an outage or data loss event. Make sure you understand the intricacies of your data and select the data backup and recovery vendor that can solve the pain points you are most likely to encounter.

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Top 3 Cloud Backup Dangers and How to Avoid Them

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    Tip #1: Start with the Infrastructure Layer

    First and foremost, you have to put the same level of thought and care into protecting your data no matter where it lives. There are essentially three tiers of managing data protection and recovery in a cloud environment. The first happens at the infrastructure layer. These are the components that should be covered in your vendor agreements, including the uptime availability guarantees and overall accessibility for the application itself (not the data).

    This information should help organizations develop a contingency plan outlining what the next steps are in case of an outage or data loss event. Make sure you understand the intricacies of your data and select the data backup and recovery vendor that can solve the pain points you are most likely to encounter.

Cloud adoption shows no sign of slowing down. Couple high reliability and high availability with minimal IT overhead management costs, and it is easy to see why so many organizations are implementing cloud-based infrastructure and software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications. And yet, few have the mechanics in place to protect the data within their SaaS infrastructure. Most organizations still mistakenly assume their SLA agreements cover data (they don't) or rely on legacy backup tools to handle new cloud-based systems (they can't).

In an age where data is the lifeblood of every business, companies are vulnerable to costly, irreparable damage if they aren't prepared to protect data within the SaaS infrastructure from cyber threats, data loss, malicious (or careless) employees, and simple user errors.

In this slideshow, OwnBackup CEO Sam Gutmann outlines the top three data dangers lurking in cloud environments and offers three tips for how to manage data protection and backup in a SaaS-based world.