Remember that cool, sci-fi movie, “Minority Report”? You know. Released in 2002? Directed by Steven Spielberg? Starring Tom Cruise? If not, you can probably find it on Netflix. Anyway, it was based sometime in the future when a new type of government criminal investigation unit called, “Precrime,” is created to leverage the unique hyper-extrasensory skills of individuals called, “Precogs.” The Precogs are able to foresee immanent acts of crime. So, then a specialized Precrime law enforcement team is dispatched mere minutes in advance of the actual crimes being committed; thus catching the criminals in the act, and ultimately preventing the crimes from ever happening. Ring a bell?
Well, I really dug that movie; and it actually reminds me of Quorum’s approach to the prevention of downtime and data loss. However, instead of Precrime, we call it “PREcovery.” Think about it this way. Imagine a service that actually pre-builds identical VM clones of your critical application servers as often as you wish – even every few minutes if you so desire. Now, imagine those clones instantly taking over for a failed application server, and having the associated data available immediately as well? Well, in this case, we’re not talking science fiction. We have this awesome capability today.
Quorum onQ solutions provide this level of functionality in order to mitigate the lost dollars and scuffed reputations that come courtesy of downtime. And unlike many of our competitors, Quorum onQ protects not only your data (like traditional backup solutions – local or even cloud-based), but also your server images (both virtual and physical, Windows or Linux) as well as the hosted applications. onQ can do this locally for high availability (HA), and remotely via the cloud or your own secondary data center facility for disaster recovery (DR), or in a disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) scenario leveraging the Quorum cloud. And the failover process? Just a single click from any web client device.
Sound too good to be true? Well, it’s not. Grab some popcorn and a soda, and browse more than 100 SpiceHead reviews for Quorum onQ appliances, as well as our onQ DRaaS offerings. You’ll have to pinch yourself on occasion as a reminder that you haven’t actually teleported to another dimension. That’s how cool our technology is.
John Newsom, has more than 20 years of leadership experience in software and technology, including 18 years with Quest Software where he designed, staffed and led global enterprise sales, pre-sales, post-sales and product management teams. This hands-on experience enables him to work closely with Quorum’s dedicated sales and engineering teams to build on its one-click disaster recovery and hybrid cloud solutions. During his time at Quest, Newsom helped the company grow from 44 employees and $6 million in revenue through IPO to 4,000 employees and nearly $1 billion in revenue, leading to its 2012 acquisition by Dell for $2.4 billion.
Most recently John served as vice president and general manager of the application management business unit at Quest, where he had full profit and loss responsibility for a $116-million product portfolio. He also held various leadership roles including vice president of worldwide solutions engineering, vice president application management solutions and vice president of sales for the Americas and Asia Pacific. Initially, he specialized in selling high availability and disaster recovery software solutions for the company. Prior to Quest, he was a software engineer and program manager for Tandem Computers, a leader in fault tolerant and high availability computer systems.
John holds a bachelor’s of science degree in Computer Science from California State University at Chico. In his spare time, he also plays lead guitar for a dance rock band called Audio Bomb that covers popular music from the 1980s, 1990s and today.
Posted on 09/01/2015 at 08:00:00 AM
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