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How to Mitigate Cloud Storage Risks Using Lessons Learned From the Demise of Nirvanix

Published: 31 October 2013

ID: G00258551

Analyst(s): Valdis Filks, Pushan Rinnen


The closure of public cloud storage provider Nirvanix has sent shock waves throughout the cloud industry. We identify lessons learned from Nirvanix's business failure and the best practices for IT organizations to mitigate risks when using cloud storage.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • Why Nirvanix Failed


  • Monitor the Business Health of a Public Cloud Storage Provider
  • Re-examine Data Availability and Protection Plans When Adopting Cloud Storage
  • Recognize That Customers Are Ultimately Responsible for Their Own Data Availability and Storage Policies

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