Recently, I got the call from a firm that had been attacked by ransomware. With all servers infected, they refused to pay the ransom, deleted their VMs, and worked for five straight days on the restoration process. Despite an able team, the system was still only running at 10 percent of potential. The situation was dire: the company was unable to purchase products to sell until their environment was operating normally. My staff and I were called in to handle two basic processes: resolve this problem and drastically improve performance of their applications, as well as set up their high…
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