Thursday, July 05, 2018

Disaster Recovery in the Cloud

When companies move their applications to the cloud, they need to update their Disaster Recovery Plan. The biggest reason for this is that, in the cloud, there is an increased reliance on independent service providers, or vendors. To do the update, the company needs to assemble and review all the contracts with the vendors. They also need to obtain and review all the Service Level Agreements (SLAs) with those vendors. SLAs deal with such issues as performance, uptime, service response, including any penalties against the vendor for service failures.

The vendors provide security and privacy for the data, which needs to be reviewed. Often audit reports are essential to achieve the necessary level of reliance. This is particularly true in cases of shared environments, where assurance need to be obtained about the level of effort going into ensuring that the privacy of the data is protected.

With this background, the DR plan needs to be developed and tested in conjunction with the vendors. For more, click this link.

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