It’s late on a Friday. You get a call from your CIO that data has been removed from XYZ public cloud server, and they need it back ASAP.
It gets worse. First, there is no current backup copy of the data. The backups you expected your cloud provider to perform on your behalf only include the provider’s core system backups. That means it’s functionally unusable. Second, there is no business continuity/disaster recovery (BCDR) strategy, procedures, or playbook in place to deal with breaches or disasters. Everyone assumed the cloud was doing that automatically. That’s why we’re in the cloud, right?
These are common misconceptions. Equally common is the assumption that those charged with keeping cloud systems working and safe would have a handle on this problem by now. There are too many cases where that assumption is incorrect. In other words, you’re probably doing cloud BCDR wrong and need to do something about it.