A worrying number of public cloud users appear to be in the dark about their ability to recover from data loss, new research has found.
Carried out by Connected Data, a survey of UK firms showed that almost one in five (19 per cent) had “no idea” how long it would take them to get their files back if one of the public cloud providers they were using went down.
More than a quarter (26 per cent), meanwhile, admitted to not fully understanding the costs associated with data recovery from public cloud services.
Finally, the research found evidence of potential regulatory non-compliance, with one in ten firms (12 per cent) that were legally obliged to keep data in their native countries not knowing where their public cloud providers were based.
Geoff Barrall, chief executive of Connected Data, warned that UK firms have evidently “not fully considered” the risks of public cloud use, perhaps because “using the cloud is so easy, it’s hard to resist”.
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