Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Business Continuity and the Cloud

January 17, 2018 - Have you migrated to the cloud or are you thinking of doing so? There are lots of legitimate concerns about such a move, but there are also lots of ways to make the migration easier and safer. You should have a good business continuity plan that addresses some of your concerns (like what do you do if your cloud provider goes belly up?) so you can act if problems arise. You may find some helpful information in this week's articles.

Sometimes the decision to migrate to the cloud is put off due to fears that the process will be difficult; in this article are some tips to help smooth the migration path. (Item #1)  You must have resiliency-in-layers, meaning a secondary (or more), geographically and meteorologically diverse, off-premise recovery data centers. (Item #2)  The jury is still out on whether using cloud-based services increases or decreases the likelihood of business interruptions. (Item #3)

Business continuity may be taking on a new flavor as the cloud gains prominence. (Item #4)  Here's what you can do to mitigate the risks of vendor lock-in. (Item #5)  To the best of anyone's knowledge, no one has been killed or injured migrating to the cloud, but there are real fears; they can be overcome. (Item #6)

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