My last post discussed the viability of assessing a cloud provider's financials as part of your due diligence process, and I concluded that requesting full access to a cloud provider's financials is simply not a reasonable request to make of a privately held company.
How can you entrust your data to a company that you don't know the financial health of, you ask? You plan for the worst. Expect the company will fail without warning, and plan accordingly.
To be prepared for this eventuality, look for the following in your prospective cloud provider:
Data Backup in Open, Non-proprietary Formats . . . [more]