How to Design a Backup Strategy in AWS?

There are tons of benefits of shifting your business infrastructure to AWS. AWS is the next breakthrough technology which has brought a massive revolution in the ways businesses run their IT operations. Data is one of the most important aspects for a business. Protection of data is necessary to keep it safe from malicious cyberattacks, natural damages, and various other data loss threats. 

This is where you can opt for an optimal AWS backup strategy which can prevent you from losing your business data. Let’s get a sneak peek into the benefits and designing of a backup strategy in AWS. 

Benefits of AWS Backup Strategy 

With AWS, you can easily configure backup policies through a central backup console. You don’t have to worry about data loss if your AWS data is centrally managed. AWS makes it easier for businesses to back up and restore data across all AWS services using a central backup console. 

AWS provides you with a fully automated backup process where you can create automated backup schedules and retention policies with the least effort. This makes it easier for you to apply these backup policies to your AWS resources without the worries of manual scheduling and management. 

Creating the AWS Backup Strategy 

The optimal approach to create a good AWS backup strategy is to first identify all the possible risks and threats that can adversely affect your data. Identifying these risks makes it easier for businesses to map out a backup strategy which resonates with their business needs. 

Make sure that you use AWS Backup Audit Manager and AWS Backup Vault Lock to configure all your backups stored in a backup. You can use Cross-Region and Cross-Account backups to optimise the security and availability of data. Cross-Region backup creates backups in multiple regions to improve the availability of data and Cross-Account backup adds to the security of backup by storing the copy of backup in a separate account. Implementing these key policies can help you in managing and monitoring the backup of your AWS resources. 

Another major issue with the data backup is the risk of unauthorised access to the backup vault. This is where all of our best practices for access control come into play.  Who needs access to your backups, and for what purpose?  Sticking to the AWS Well Architected Framework idea of Least Privileged Access is key here.

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