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The InfoSec Handbook by Umesha Nayak, Umesh Hodeghatta Rao

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CHAPTER 13

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Data Backups and Cloud Computing

Introduction

Data backups and cloud computing can be treated as two separate subjects in one context and can be considered as complementary in another context. Data backups have been common since the inception of computers. Cloud computing, on the other hand, is a relatively recent phenomenon. The cloud infrastructure helps with effective data backups and is a low-cost disaster recovery option. Data backups help in ensuring restoration of data in case of data loss, data corruption, and data integrity issues.

As we have seen in previous chapters, “Availability” is one of the important aspects of information ...

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