Gartner Research

How to Plan for Resiliency in the Cloud

Published: 17 May 2018

ID: G00349543

Analyst(s): Mark Jaggers , Jay Heiser


Public cloud computing offers high reliability and resiliency, but this can't be taken for granted. Security and risk management leaders need to understand the features and administrative mechanisms specific to each of their strategically significant cloud services to ensure appropriate utilization.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Synchronize Your Expectations to the Public Cloud
  • Ensure You're Staffed for Cloud Resiliency
  • Incorporate Resiliency Goals Into Your CSP Use Decisions
  • Develop a Process for Choosing and Using IaaS Resiliency Mechanisms
    • Data Protection Choices
    • Service Continuity Choices
    • Database Continuity Choices
  • Actively Manage Your Critical SaaS Data Recoverability
  • Develop Contingency Plans for Cloud Service Provider Failure

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