No backups for customers
Although OVHcloud customers could have purchased the corresponding service, not all of them did so – apparently for cost reasons. Customers who had not provided for backups elsewhere are now likely to be left empty-handed. Depending on the purpose of the company, this could end up threatening the existence of the individual. Companies are therefore well advised to comprehensively review their back-up and restore concept and, in particular, to take data in the cloud into account.
However, it is not only the back-up concept that should be convincing – companies must also ensure through regular tests and exercises that the actual implementation works, responsibilities are clarified, everything has been thought of in the event of an emergency and the restart times are adhered to. The potential need to switch to another cloud provider at short notice in the event of an emergency must also be taken into account.