re: No Disaster Recovery Plan? No Excuse
Anyone using Cloud services to store data that is also hosted in the cloud is a fool. Who in their right mind retains hardware for data then spools that to the cloud for disaster recovery? That is pure insanity.
If you are going to use the Cloud for anything, THAT is where your production data goes and you bring back disaster recovery data to hardware.
First of all, virtually no business can survive a disaster of such magnitude that you implement a disaster recovery plan that includes moving to Cloud services. Such a disaster would almost certainly include a system wide security breach, not a simple hardware failure, even one that encompasses all the hardware a business has.
Using Cloud systems to hold backup data is well, backwards. If you are going to go through all the effort to put disaster recovery data and services in the cloud, by on earth would you not move your product there and maintain the disaster recovery and related services in hardware that can be distributed, redundant and easily access even if the disaster was so significant that Internet connectivity was impossible? Small thinking equals big problems
In simple terms, a disaster recovery plan that does not take into account the loss of Internet connectivity and network connectivity outside of a primary site, even if it is your home office is something only a fool would design and only an idiot would implement.