How to ensure data availability in the cloud
One of the biggest benefits of switching to the cloud is that information is accessible from anywhere that has an internet connection. Moreover, cloud services can help you avoid failures and outages associated with onsite devices and servers. Additionally, the data redundancy that cloud computing provides gives you peace of mind that your data is backed up, and helps prevent data loss.
However, it’s important that you fully vet how well your cloud service provider ensures availability for its customers. Set up a service level agreement (SLA) that guarantees the level of availability you need.
When considering how to strengthen your data security in cloud computing, be sure to:
Implement the least privilege model.
Audit activity across your environment.
Categorize your sensitive data.
Use data masking techniques such as encryption.
Make sure your cloud provider offers an SLA that meets your availability requirements.
These best practices can help you ensure data integrity, confidentiality and availability in the cloud.