Businesses look to the public cloud for flexibility, rapid scalability and dependability for many application types -- but public clouds are not perfect. Every major provider has experienced an outage with internal systems or storage, as well as external resources such as network connectivity. Outages can be devastating for any business owner, but cloud outages can affect hundreds of users.
All this underscores a common reality of public cloud computing: Users need a disaster recovery plan just like they do with local data centers. The plan put in place, and the actions taken when a cloud outage strikes, can either mitigate or exacerbate the impact on an enterprise. Let's consider six important steps to survive a public cloud outage.