Regardless of what cloud provider an organization is using, it is the responsibility of the organization to manage its own space within the cloud. The cloud provider will maintain the contracted digital space, but the organization must deploy and ensure diligence of use within the space. This starts with proper architecture within the cloud. And in addressing concerns of proper architecture, organizations must assume the inevitability of a disruption event and architect for the results of such an event. In other words, architect for failure.
This article notes five keys to architecting for failure that firms should consider to meet the evolving threat and regulatory landscape.