Protecting & Preserving Data in the Cloud

Protecting & Preserving Data in the Cloud

Over the past few years, we’ve seen a huge portion of enterprise workloads begin shifting to the cloud. While this is certainly no secret, there have been some significant changes in what types of workloads organizations are choosing to host there. Historically, the public cloud has been almost exclusively reserved for non-persistent, non-enterprise-critical workloads. Today, however, we’re seeing an increasing number of enterprises using the cloud to host some of their most business-critical workloads and applications. In fact, Gartner asserts that “by 2025, over 95% of new digital workloads will be deployed on cloud-native platforms – up from just 30% in 2021.”

More workloads in the cloud means more data in the cloud. But cloud service providers (CSPs) are protecting that data, so out of sight, out of mind—right? Actually, the answer is no. What may come as a surprise to many organizations is that most major CSPs follow what is called a shared responsibility model when it comes to data protection in the cloud. And while each CSP has slightly different policies in this regard, the bottom line is that enterprises are typically on the hook for protecting and preserving the data they store in public clouds.

In this eBook, we’ll examine the implications of a shared responsibility model, the many challenges related to protecting cloud data, and the requirements for cloud data protection that cannot be overlooked.


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