Best Way to Protect and Return Customer's Data

This Question Raises a Very Important Issue That all Customers Confront:

How do I get my arms around the data that is not on a device or storage where I can see and touch it?

Here are some points to consider:

  1. AWS offers a non-binding contract that customers can terminate any time.
  2. AWS is FedRAMP-certified infrastructure built and designed to protect Federal government data.
  3. AWS allows a variety of tools for:
    • —Building a data backup and disaster recovery strategy that is commensurate with the State’s business needs should be part of architecting the Cloud infrastructure. AWS provides many inherent tools and features to build such a solid backup and DR strategy.
    • —AWS supports four DR scenarios that allows customers to chooses the level of protection they desire within the full continuum of DR strategies:
    • Backup and Restore
    • Pilot Light for Simple Recovery into AWS
    • Warm Standby Solution
    • Multi-site Solution
    • —AWS enables customers to cost effectively operate each of these example DR strategies. It is important to note that these are just examples of possible approaches; variations and combinations of these options are possible.
  4. AWS provides robust mechanisms to export the data and instance images from the AWS storage to all industry standard interchangeable data formats. Should the State desire to move to a different Cloud or back to its own private infrastructure, these methods of data exports can be used to effect that move.