Thursday, August 5, 2021

Recover from ransomware: Why the cloud is the way to go

If you’ve been attacked by ransomware, a fully automated, high-speed disaster recovery is the way to successfully avoid paying the ransom. Recovery is the second step in the two-step process after getting rid of the malware as described here.

There are three ways to affect a disaster recovery after a ransomware attack: a traditional recovery, an image-based recovery, or a cloud-based recovery. But the only way for most environments to afford automating a large-scale recovery is to recover in the cloud.

Traditional disaster recovery

A traditional disaster recovery is one where you begin a traditional restore after you have suffered a loss—in this case, after you receive a ransom demand. It is still a traditional restore if you are restoring virtual machine images to a hypervisor platform such as VMware, Hyper-V, or KVM, or a hyperscaler such as AWS, Azure, or GCP. What makes it traditional is that you are waiting until the event happens to begin the restore. (As you will see later in this article, there are ways to restore the data before you need it.)

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Thanks to W. Curtis Preston (see source)

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