Business Continuity in the cloud
Implement a change control process
Cloud Computing and Cloud Solutions often lull us into a false sense of security when it comes to Business Continuity. Although your cloud provider will often provide great business continuity solutions for standardized services such as email or document management, and even for virtual servers, these solution are depending completely on Internet Connectivity. When planning Business Continuity, special attention should be given to access to the internet in a cloud environment.
A Business Continuity Plan is not always invoked due to infrastructure failures, but can also be invoked by human error or a bad manipulation of data or services. Backup and Recovery solutions are critical to recovering from human error and should be considered just as important in the cloud as when using your own infrastructure.