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Backup lessons learned from 10 major cloud outages

June 12, 2024


I’ve always called for independent backups of everything. Whether it’s in your data center, an IaaS vendor like AWS, or a SaaS vendor like Microsoft 365, it needs independent backup. However, some people believe we should trust the cloud vendors to do the right thing. What’s the worst that could happen?

Fifteen years of cloud data-loss incidents gives a pretty good idea of how bad a cloud outage can be. On my podcast, The Backup Wrap-up, we recently reviewed 10 cloud catastrophes that occurred over the last 15 years (listed alphabetically):

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