Re: Voova should take some heat here...
Though curiously and I'm sure someone could help me out here but if it's in the cloud is it not backed up anyway by the cloud provider in case of problems with them?
To take AWS as an example, instance storage doesn't even survive a reboot. S3 storage is redundantly stored, and you can even version things stored in the bucket so that you can roll them back to previous versions, however if you deliberately erase the bucket, there isn't a backup of it that they can restore for you. You can backup S3 buckets to Glacier for archival/backup, but again, you can also destroy those backups.
You can also apply different security policies to stop admin credentials being used to perform these sorts of disasters, but many firms don't bother and just have virtually no restrictions at all on their admins.