Business Continuity in the Cloud

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Mike Small

Cloud computing provides an opportunity for organizations to optimize how they obtain IT services. The cloud covers a wide spectrum ranging from applications shared by multiple customers to virtual servers used by a single organization. The risks associated with cloud computing depend upon both the service model and the delivery model adopted. This article focuses on two specific risks: availability and lock-in.

A major objective of IT services is that the applications and data are available to