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Quorum onQ: now faster than ever

High speed Backup and Recovery for Business

 

Quorum® onQ® is the global leader in 1-click instant recovery, providing full immediate recovery of your critical systems after any storage, system or site failure. It does this by automatically maintaining up-to-date, ready-to-run virtual machine clones of your physical and virtual servers stored on a dedicated appliance – clones that will transparently take over for failed servers within minutes.

What sets us apart from the competition?

  • 1-click recovery to any point in time
  • Automated recovery testing
  • HA Anywhere architecture

One product with incredible value

 

onQ is packed with features that would require multiple products from other vendors. onQ is quick to install and configure and easy to use. Check out all of these features!

INSTANT RECOVERY

Recover any failed server with one click in our browser interface. Our virtual machine clones of your production servers are always up to date and ready to run.

AUTOMATED DR TESTING

Every time we snapshot a server we start it up, to guarantee that it will be usable when needed.

SANDBOX

Our fully isolated sandbox environment allows for patch testing, upgrades and configuration changes before moving into production.

MIGRATION TOOLS

OnQ offers a range of failback options from bare metal restore to incremental failback. You can failback to similar or different hardware, from physical to virtual, virtual to virtual, or virtual to physical hardware.

ARCHIVE

Policy-based migration and long term storage of virtually unlimited de-duplicated data that must be maintained for extended periods.

BACKUP

OnQ takes a full backup of the server image, applications and data, and then executes incremental backups at a user defined frequency – as often as every 15 minutes.

DEDUPLICATION

Deduplication occurs twice, once at the source and once at the repository, thereby reducing storage and network bandwidth requirements.

REPLICATION

OnQ offers a range of failback options from bare metal restore to incremental failback. You can failback to similar or different hardware, from physical to virtual, virtual to virtual, or virtual to physical hardware.

Maximum Flexibility

 

Our flexible “HA Anywhere” architecture means we use the best technology for the applications and data you are trying to protect. Our private Cloud technology represents the best combination of performance and value, and we can supplement our cloud services with local and remote appliances to fit any business need.

All components work together seamlessly from a common interface to give your business the best backup and recovery in the business.

ONQ CLOUD

Direct to Cloud (D2C) uses a secure VPN tunnel to provide HA and DR directly from the Quorum private cloud. All data is fully encrypted in motion and at rest, so you know your data is protected at all times. Our D2C architecture provides the best combination of security and performance for customers who are moving more of their IT resources to the cloud.

For some high transaction applications, and for organizations that want the security of local HA, an onQ local appliance can be configured to take snapshots which are then streamed to the Quorum cloud. This architecture has the highest performance yet still leverages the Quorum cloud for DR and archiving.

ONQ LOCAL

onQ Local utilizes a physical appliance or a virtual machine located onsite to provide high availability and 1-click recovery to any point in time. Snapshots of protected servers are taken at user defined intervals, and all data is encrypted both in motion and at rest. In the event of a failure, the snapshot is booted and run from the local appliance, providing the fastest recovery in the industry. onQ local is ideally suited to high transaction volume servers or for customers how may want to keep all of their data protected onsite.

ONQ REMOTE

onQ remote utilizes a second onQ appliance located at a remote site and configured for DR. Compressed, encrypted data is sent from the local onQ at user defined intervals. In the event of a site-wide failure, copies of your protected servers can be booted up in the remote location to keep your business going. Replication can be configured in a variety of ways to allow for multiple DR sites.

Configurable for your needs

 

A single product for High Availability, Disaster Recovery, DRaaS, and Ransomware Recovery, configured just for you.

HIGH AVAILABILITY

 

This is a typical HA configuration including onQ Archive Vault for long term retention. In this example, three critical servers (SQL, Exchange and Linux) are protected by a single onQ appliance which is monitored and managed by our web based administration portal.

Failure Scenario: In this example, the production Exchange server has experienced some level of failure. Using a single click, an IT staff member is able to start the virtual copy (VM clone or Recovery Node) of the failed Exchange server on the locally deployed onQ HA appliance. If the users are accessing the application using a browser, they need only refresh their interface to the application in order to immediately continue their work. This works for single and multiple servers.

DISASTER RECOVERY

 

When deploying onQ in a DR configuration, in addition to the local onQ HA appliance, a second onQ appliance must be deployed at the organization’s DR location. Changes to locally protected servers (data, applications, and server images) captured by onQ HA are first deduplicated, and then replicated to the onQ DR or DRaaS appliance at the secondary location.

Failure Scenario: In this example, the production Exchange server has experienced some level of failure. Using a single click, an IT staff member is able to start the virtual copy (VM clone or Recovery Node) of the failed Exchange server on the locally deployed onQ HA appliance. If the users are accessing the application using a browser, they need only refresh their interface to the application in order to immediately continue their work. This works for single and multiple servers.

DR AS A SERVICE (DRaaS)

 

An onQ DRaaS deployment resembles an onQ DR deployment in some ways. But instead of deploying a second onQ appliance at an organization’s own DR site, they choose to leverage the Quorum Cloud. Server, application and data changes captured by the locally deployed onQ HA appliance are encrypted and replicated to the onQ appliance in the Quorum Cloud.

DRaaS deployments help organizations avoid the high costs of funding, designing, staffing and maintaining a replicated datacenter – empowering them to achieve both local HA and remote DR in a more cost-effective way.

Failure Scenario: Complete Datacenter failure. DC failures can happen for several reasons like power outages, flooding and other disasters. In the event of a complete datacenter outage, IT staff can power on and spin up all Recovery Nodes on the onQ appliance deployed at the remote DR site – on any web browser, including web-enabled mobile devices.The servers will start in a preconfigured sequence, including necessary time delays. Users can then use VPN to access the servers, applications and data on the remote onQ appliance located in the Quorum Cloud.

The result: downtime is limited only to the time it takes the VMs to spin up.

YOUR LAST LINE OF DEFENSE AGAINST RANSOMWARE

 

Relying solely on prevention to avoid Ransomware is only a partial solution. So how should you protect yourself? That can be a tricky question. IT admins will want to build a wall around their systems in the form of a next gen firewall, IPS, host/server antivirus, access controls, etc. There are multiple ‘defense in depth’ guides you can follow.

These defense in-depth guides do a great a job preventing known threat signatures and behaviors. But what happens when an ill-advised user circumvents your security barriers? Or when that zero-day ransomware exploit makes its way inside your system?

That’s where onQ comes in. It’s hardened appliance hardware and encrypted snapshots can immediately boot a snapshot of your production servers in the event of an infection. Our scalable hardware is designed to deliver the same levels of workload performance as your production systems, to seamlessly take over for the compromised server. onQ gives you the time to you need to clean the infected server and get it back online.

How to mitigate a ransomware disaster with Quorum:

 

Turn it off. As soon as you realize you’ve been breached with the malware, do your best to isolate the affected servers. Take them offline immediately. Search for Patient Zero – this may not be easy and may take some time.

Keep working. From the Quorum dashboard, start a clone of your production server from a time that you know is clean. Remember–Quorum’s snapshot is encrypted. Run that clone in production for as long as you need.

Clean your systems. Take as long as you need to fix your production systems while the clone is running. We continue to back up your data even when the clone is running.

Failback to production. Once your production systems are cleaned and back online, simply failover from onQ back to production. All changes that occurred while running on our solution will be migrated back to production.

Notice the theme with this recovery scenario? Minimal downtime.
You never consider paying the ransom and you look like a rock star because you have a fix in place as soon as you realize you have a problem.

Need more? Meet Vault

Require longer retention periods due to HIPAA, PCI or e-discovery requirements?

onQ Archive Vault provides virtually unlimited storage potential. onQ Archive Vault leverages the compute resources of the onQ Appliance to reduce deployment cost and load on your production servers. Maximum retention is virtually unlimited, and archive backups can be scheduled weekly, monthly, quarterly or annually.

In addition, the archive repository is fully encrypted to providing the maximum protection for your assets.

If you’d like to learn more about our Archive Vault, download our data sheet below.

onQ Physical Appliance

Quorum’s patented onQ technology is the beating heart of all Quorum solutions: high availability (HA), disaster recovery (DR), and private cloud disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS). Regardless of the protection model you choose, an onQ hardware appliance will be deployed in your local datacenter to act as the High Availability Appliance. If you decide to use onQ in the DR configuration, a second onQ Disaster Recovery Appliance will be deployed at your DR site.

If you’d prefer to leverage onQ as your DRaaS option, the onsite HA appliance would connect to the Quorum private cloud infrastructure to send compressed encrypted clones of your protected servers and data to our site. We have regionally distributed data centers to provide the highest possible level of security and availability.

Just what you need

UNBELIEVABLE PERFORMANCE

 

Our proprietary storage architecture combined with NVMe cache means that our appliances are the fastest in the industry. This means faster backups, and more importantly, faster recoveries.

In fact, our appliance is so fast, that if you have to run your production applications from our hardware, your users won’t even know!

Don’t believe us? Other BDR solutions can routinely support up to 1,000 IOPs, ours can support up to 25,000!

SCALABLE FOR ANY ENVIRONMENT

 

onQ hardware comes in many configurations to meet even the most demanding business requirements. Whether you are protecting 10TB or 400TB, we have a range of appliances that can handle the load.

onQube is our smallest hardware appliance suitable for protecting up to 7 servers. Packed with enterprise features, onQube was designed with Small and Medium business in mind. Easy to install, configure and manage, it’s perfect for keeping your business online and secure. For customers that want the assurance of Disaster Recovery, private cloud DRaaS can be added for a small monthly fee.

For larger organizations, we offer a complete line of appliances designed to provide the highest levels of protection for you business. Our appliances function as recovery hardware, so unlike other vendors, we never undersize our boxes. In a recovery situation, you are going to want enough hardware to deliver the application performance your organization has come to expect.

For our largest customers, and for MSPs who want to offer DRaaS to their own customers, we have onQ POD. onQ POD allows storage and IO to scale independently so you don’t have to worry about growth.

SIMPLE TO DEPLOY AND CONFIGURE

 

Our turnkey appliances are preconfigured and are ready to run. Our Sales Engineering team conducts a site survey to understand the demands of your environment. All you have to do is simply install our hardware and power it up. It arrives preconfigured, and management is quick and easy using our browser based management console.

With the onQ appliance, you can be up and running in hours.

SIZING CONSIDERATIONS

 

To ensure proper sizing – and reduce the likelihood of unplanned upgrades – Quorum takes a proactive approach and asks you to speak directly with our systems engineers when trying to determine which onQ appliance will provide the best experience for you in terms of processing power, memory, and storage requirements.


onQube: suitable for small and medium sized businesses, or remote office locations, onQube can protect up to 7 servers.

onQ Standard Appliances: suitable for small and medium enterprises, onQ can be sized to fit your business need

onQ POD: our largest and most scalable appliance. onQ POD is a datacenter in a box, suitable for large enterprise and for MSP clients. Architected for superior performance, compute and storage can scale independently.


Sizing discussions/calculations take into consideration more than twenty variables that can impact the planned performance and usability of the appliance.The Quorum systems engineer assigned to your account will walk you through the process to ensure you are sized correctly and enjoying the most powerful performance.

Need more? Meet Vault

Require longer retention periods due to HIPAA, PCI or e-discovery requirements?

onQ Archive Vault provides virtually unlimited storage potential. onQ Archive Vault leverages the compute resources of the onQ Appliance to reduce deployment cost and load on your production servers. Maximum retention is virtually unlimited, and archive backups can be scheduled weekly, monthly, quarterly or annually.

In addition, the archive repository is fully encrypted to providing the maximum protection for your assets.

If you’d like to learn more about our Archive Vault, download our data sheet below.

onQ Ransomware Edition

Quorum onQ® Ransomware Edition (onQ®RE) is the latest innovation from Quorum. Built on our award winning onQ® Backup and Disaster Recovery platform, onQ®RE is a dedicated recovery appliance built specifically to recover servers infected with Ransomware

onQ® RE Features

 

Dedicated hardware, hardened Operating System, all data encrypted in motion and at rest, separate network segment, not part of the Active Directory Domain, isolated sandbox testing

HOW DOES IT WORK?

 

onQ® RE connects to your network and takes snapshots of your production servers. These snapshots are used to create a virtual machine image that can be used to recover your server in the event of a Ransomware infection. At user determined intervals, new snapshots are taken, encrypted and saved to the hardware appliance. Each snapshot is automatically tested to be sure that it will function in the event of an outage.

WHAT IF I’M INFECTED?

 

In the case of a Ransomware infection, the first thing the IT team must do is isolate the affected system to prevent the spread of the infection. Then the last known good snapshot is selected from the onQ® RE management console and the virtual machine copy is started up on the Quorum appliance.

Once fully booted, the system is now on the production network and is ready to take over for the failed server, allowing your security teams to deal with the infection.

YOUR BACKUPS ARE PROTECTED

 

Quorum has taken several steps to ensure that your snapshots are safe and secure.

First, the onQ® RE appliance is on its own network segment, and is not a part of the Active Directory domain. This means it is less likely to be targeted by a Ransomware attack.

Second, onQ® RE also runs a hardened Linux operating system, reducing all security vulnerabilities to an absolute minimum.

Third, onQ® is installed on it’s own network segment, isolating it from the main network. That means if onQ® RE snapshots an infected server, and then does an automated start-up test, the network segmentation prevents the Ransomware from spreading to other servers on the main network. Snapshots can be examined, tested and scanned in the sandbox, and if infected, admins can roll back to an earlier clean snapshot for recovery.

Finally, all snapshot data is encrypted in motion and at rest, which means that snapshot data cannot be read except by the onQ appliance.