Data Protection Considerations for Amazon RDS: 8 Reasons for Dedicated Backup

Data Protection Considerations for Amazon RDS: 8 Reasons for Dedicated Backup

This IDC Perspective examines the reasons to have dedicated backup for Amazon RDS. Cloud databases such as Amazon RDS are eliminating complexities and barriers to innovation, quickly becoming commodity services. As organizations scale their cloud migration journeys and Amazon RDS power critical workloads, data protection and complete control of data are essential to avoid risks and compliance issues and to also deliver fast recovery and data resiliency."IDC research found that only 22% of Amazon RDS users admitted to using dedicated backup services. The role of backup in disaster recovery and data resiliency has never been more critical. Adding cloud databases to an independent backup strategy is critical for compliance, resiliency, efficiency, flexibility, and data control," said Archana Venkatraman, associate research director, cloud data management, IDC Europe.

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