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A Quorum® onQ™ appliance is a complete turnkey Disaster Recovery Solution. One appliance provides complete high availability, protecting multiple servers from any combination of storage or system failures. Adding a second, replicated appliance provides complete disaster recovery in the event of a site failure.
Backup, even on-line backup, doesn’t provide rapid recovery in the event of a localized failure, let alone a site-wide disaster. Your systems are critical to the operations of your day-to-day business. If your applications are not available, your revenues and customer service are negatively impacted. Ninety percent of businesses that experience a 1 week outage go out of business within a year.
Simply stated, onQ™ clones your servers right onto our appliances and provides instant recovery of your business applications after any storage, system or site failure. And you can test it under real-world scenarios any time. Backup just can’t do that.
How it works with Backup
How it works with onQ™
|Recovery from system failure||—Repair or replace hardware
—Restore files from backup (tape, disk or online) to replacement
—Elapsed time: 8 hours to 5 days
|—Click a button, virtual recovery node is started and users are reconnected automatically
—Elapsed time: 5 minutes
|Recovery from site failure||—Set up DR facility
—Set up spare hardware at DR facility
—Restore files from backup (tape, disk or online) to replacements.
—Elapsed time: 1–7 days
|—Click a button, virtual recovery nodes for all servers start on DR appliance and users are reconnected.
—Elapsed time: 5 minutes
|DR Plan Testing||—Obtain duplicate hardware for test.
—Restore files from backup (tape, disk or online) to test hardware
—Perform user test cases against test hardware.
—Tear down test setup.
—Time & Cost: 2–7 days and thousands of dollars
|—Click a button, virtual recovery nodes for all servers start on a test network on the appliance. User test cases can be performed against recovery nodes.
—Time & Cost: as little as 15 minutes depending on test cases, no incremental costs.
Implementing Disaster Recovery Solution with virtualization requires many different components from different vendors. This typically includes:
Quorum® onQ™ is "application agnostic". Unlike other solutions, onQ does not use block-by-block disk imaging technology. It uses integrated operating system features to detect changed files and then using our powerful deduplication and sub-file-level incremental update technologies to transfer only changes to the appliance—even for files that are in use. It does this without any application-specific add-on modules.