Should a standby database be considered in the cloud?

Should a standby database be considered in the cloud?

To answer this question for your company, the criticalness of your application and database must be clear. In a High Availability Environment, a standby-database can be part of the technical solution to ensure minimum downtime for your database.

But when moving to a public or private cloud (IaaS, PaaS), the providers ensure a certain high availability, so why should a standby database be considered as a viable configuration when high availability is needed?

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