As of 2020, the global cloud storage market stood at $61.15 billion, projected to reach $390.33 billion by 2028.
It’s now one year since your business shifted its data storage to the cloud, and it’s been one heck of a ride. Not to add the number of times you’ve had to start from scratch after all your data on the cloud was corrupted. After an in-house investigation, you realized the cloud data management mistakes you made, which is why you’re here.
Every business is now running towards storing their data in the cloud. This article will divulge six common cloud data management mistakes and how to avoid them.
1. Having No Data Protection Strategy
Your organization should always have a data protection strategy put in place regardless of how you perceive its value. The number of cyber-attacks occurring every day poses a threat to your business’s data. Most data breaches are financially motivated; hence you stand to lose money when you become a victim of a cyberattack.
Data protection strategy covers all the steps needed to be taken in case of a data breach. More so, it offers guidelines to follow when migrating data from one cloud provider to another. Protecting business data should be your priority to avoid hefty penalties due to non-compliance.
2. Failure to Implement Role-Based Access
Every business has a hierarchy of command starting from the top-level management to the bottom-level management. Each role should come with a certain limit in regards to access to the databases. In case anything goes wrong, the number of people with access to that database level is known.
3. 24/7 Monitoring
It’s now common for businesses to leverage real-time data to make most of their decisions. It’s, therefore, more important than ever to regularly monitor the cloud storage to ensure the data is in sync and well-structured.
4. Cloud Vendor Lock-in
One mistake companies make without realizing is focusing on single cloud infrastructure. With rapid advancements in the world of cloud computing, it’s advisable to leverage multi-cloud. This enables you to benefit from different vendors while reducing the cost of migrating.
5. Failing to Understand the Shared Responsibility Model
The security of your data is a partial responsibility for both you and the service provider. Many enterprises fail to understand that aspect in the service level agreement. Make sure you include securing your cloud storage in your data management strategy.
6. Failure to Back Up in a Hard Drive
With the rise of cyberattacks, storing in the cloud has made data vulnerable to hacking. Always ensure that you back up your data in a hard drive. Sync your cloud with a hard drive to avoid duplication of files when backing up.
Cloud Data Management Mistakes That You Need to Avoid at All Costs
Effectively managing business data on the cloud is now a long-term strategy most companies are considering. To start you off, the above pointers will guide you to avoid common cloud data management mistakes.
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