Cloud Security: Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning

Cloud Security: Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning

Myths about the Cloud and BC/DR Plans

When it comes to Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plans for cloud environments, we often hear this feedback:

  • “I’m in the cloud so I don’t have to worry about Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plans because my cloud provider does those for me.”
  • “We don’t need to test our Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plans, we’ve thought it all through.”
  • “Our cloud service provider is taking care of all our availability concerns, we don’t need Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plans.”
  • “Everything is in the cloud, so we aren’t at risk.”

This way of thinking couldn’t be further from the truth, though. This lift and shift methodology is hurting businesses who believe cloud service providers take care of business continuity and disaster recovery needs. Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plans are not a technology roadmap; they describe how to recover business operations, which includes people and processes. How could cloud service providers cover your people and processes? Getting into the lift and shift mindset cultivates complacency, which is a dangerous spot to be in.

In this webinar, Michael Burke gives listeners food for thought on what Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plans are, why you should test them, best practices, and how the cloud impacts them.

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