7 common cloud data management pitfalls to avoid

There are many compelling reasons to migrate applications and workloads to the cloud, from scalability to easy maintenance, but moving data is never without risk. When IT systems or applications go down it can prove incredibly costly for businesses. A single hour of downtime costs over $100,000 according to 98% of organizations surveyed by ITIC.

Mistakes are easy to make in the rush to compete. There’s a lot that can go wrong, particularly if you don’t plan properly.

“Through 2022, at least 95% of cloud security failures will be the customer’s fault,” says Jay Heiser, research vice president at Gartner.

If you want to avoid being in that group, then you need to know about the pitfalls to avoid. To that end here are seven traps that companies often fall into.

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