In this article in InfoWorld, Gartner makes an interesting point. Data loss is a bigger risk than security in the cloud. They almost seem to intimate that businesses using the cloud assume that they don’t need to have a backup and recovery plan if things turn ugly.
Moving to the cloud doesn’t mean you can quit thinking about business continuity. Whatever the service, IaaS, PaaS, or SaaS, you still need to understand what the backup and recovery plan is and how the vendor ensures recovery and up to what point in time.