Chapter 1: Ransomware Recovery, Simplified

It’s no secret that ransomware has become a serious threat to businesses of all types and sizes. According to Gartner, there’s been a 700% increase in ransomware since 2016, and a successful attack can cost millions. 

But what’s the secret to protecting your organization when many others are still falling victim to ransomware? According to Sophos, 75% of companies infected with ransomware thought they had the right security in place to protect themselves.

This blog series will cover successful strategies and insights from experts. We’ll summarize each chapter of the new Gorilla Guide to Ransomware Recovery and Cloud DR. You’ll learn why outdated disaster recovery (DR) plans leave you vulnerable, how to use the public cloud for failproof DR, and how to achieve instant RTO using Datrium Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) with VMware Cloud on AWS. 

Here’s a recap of the first chapter to get you started. Or, if you’re ready for the full details, download The Gorilla Guide to Ransomware Recovery and Cloud DR for free.


Chapter 1: Why is DR So Hard?

Because it’s an arms race against a highly motivated opponent. And thanks to legacy DR solutions, the attackers currently have the upper hand because these solutions are expensive, complex, and unreliable. There are too many parts, manual processes, opportunities for human error, and too little testing.

Bottom line: there’s no room for optimism or old-school thinking when it comes to defending against ransomware. You need to take proactive steps that simplify and accelerate your DR capabilities. To name just a few examples:


  • Base your DR plan on a trust-no-one approach, also known as Zero Trust
  • Use on-demand, cloud-based DR solutions like Datrium Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) with VMware Cloud on AWS to replace the burden of operating a dedicated DR site
  • Rely on SaaS-based DR orchestration that gives you failproof, one-click failover


Next up, we’ll probe deeper into the distinctions between backup and DR, plus dive into some fundamental DR concepts.


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