Sep 11, 2015

How vulnerable to corruption or loss is data stored in the cloud?

Data is often backed up to the cloud, but how safe is it? How much of a risk of loss or corruption is there for data stored in the cloud?
If you're storing data in the cloud, then you/your software hopefully encrypted it first. You/your software did a verify (read after write). Your cloud provider has redundant storage at a separate location, so N+1 storage that's accessible. You paid your bill. You didn't otherwise let the security keys become vulnerable. Your internal security is up to snuff. And no one had an errant backhoe near your circuit to the cloud host. Your data is safe, just as it would be in your data center.
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