Product Review: Quorum onQ 4.o
Quorum, the global leader in unified recovery, has announced that its latest version of onQ will be made available the first week of December. onQ 4.0 will be Quorum’s most complete disaster recovery appliance yet and promises to be best in the industry.
Quorum’s onQ 4.0 also has some architectural changes enhancing the solutions performance. There is now no volume limit on Virtual Repository Space as well as Virtual Disk Space.
Quorum’s onQ leads the industry with its all-inclusive architecture. Unlike other companies who look to third party vendors to make their products complete, onQ includes everything an enterprise could need from backup to disaster recovery to archiving. And unlike most other company’s appliances, onQ is easy to deploy and easy to use.
The latest version, onQ 4.0, has a new user interface making management and monitoring easier than ever. The interface is browser-based, meaning there is nothing for the IT department to install. Each recovery node is represented by a card that can be clicked for further detail and tagged for logical grouping. Everything is color-coded for easy identification of problems.
Quorum’s onQ 4.0 also has some architectural changes enhancing the solutions performance. There is now no volume limit on Virtual Repository Space as well as Virtual Disk Space. Quorum has also improved its storage management, which now makes onQ more than two times faster and adding new disks takes just minutes.
Companies can choose what type of appliance they want, whether it is hardware, a virtual appliance or a mixture of the two. And now with the browser-based interface, the appliance can be configured in just minutes.
In a recent study done by Quorum, 75 percent of respondents said they are using cloud-based disaster recovery solutions, with 36 percent of them using a hybrid of on-premises and cloud-based solutions. Only 24 percent are solely using on-site disaster recovery solutions over the cloud.
Quorum’s recent study also touched on the issue of length of time of recovery, with 80 percent of respondents saying it takes over an hour to recover from a server failure. More than 25 percent said it takes more than two hours to recover.
Quorum’s onQ 4.0 offers one-click Instant Recovery, cutting that recovery time to minutes instead of hours. onQ 4.0 keeps pre-built, ready-to-run, pre-tested clones standing by ready to take over in the time it takes to power them up. Failover is instant and done with one click.
Fifty-three percent of respondents in the study said they were more worried about security threats than hardware failure or backup disk corruption. onQ protects all servers, data and applications and keeps a company’s system online and available regardless of an outage.
onQ’s dependable and robust appliance was originally developed for the military, and still uses the same military grade technology to protect modern businesses. onQ 4.0 takes care of all of a companies disaster recovery, backup and archiving needs in one unified, convenient solution. Unlike most appliances, onQ was developed from the ground up as a disaster recovery solution, not as a backup solution enhanced for disaster recovery.
When stacked up against its competitors, such as Unitrends, Veeam, Datto, etc., Quorum wins on technical grounds approximately 90 percent of the time. Quorum’s ease of use and all-in-one solution are reasons customers go with onQ. Quorum has also been credited as one of the best support teams in the industry.
Quorum onQ is the global leader in Unified Recovery, providing everything you need for immediate recovery of your critical systems after any storage, system or site failure. Quorum is headquartered in San Jose CA with offices all around the world. Quorum Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solutions provides organizations with both local and remote instant recovery capabilities for their servers, applications and data. Quorum’s patented onQ technology is purpose-built for exceptionally fast and reliable failover. It is military-grade and was originally developed for U.S. Naval combat systems.