Quorum onQ: now faster than ever

High speed Backup, Recovery and Continuity

Quorum® onQ® is the global leader in 1-click 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
  • Data archiving from a single scalable product

ONQ OVERVIEW SHEET

One product with incredible value

Delivered as a scalable hardware appliance or a virtual machine, or as a cloud service (DRaaS), onQ can be configured to fit your business needs.

Instant Recovery

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

ARCHIVE

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

AUTOMATED DR TESTING

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

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.

SANDBOX

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

DEDUPLICATION

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

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.

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.

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Flexibility

Flexible onQ architecture means simple installation and configuration for multiple uses:

onQ Local

Physical hardware or virtual machine is located onsite to provide high availability and 1-click recovery to any point in time.

onQ Remote

A second onQ appliance can be located at a remote site and configured as a remote recovery appliance. Compressed, encrypted data is sent from the local onQ appliance at user configured intervals. In the event of a site-wide failure, copies of your protected servers can rise up remotely to keep your business going.

onQ Cloud

For organizations that want the security and cost savings of Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), the onQ local appliance can be configured to send compressed encrypted data to the Quorum cloud, providing offsite disaster recovery at a fraction of the cost. The Quorum cloud is private, and is owned and operated by Quorum, so you know your DR data is safe and protected.

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Configurable for your needs

Unified recovery services for High Availability, Disaster Recovery, and DRaaS, and Ransomware Mitigation, 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 and monitored by onQ Portal GUI.

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, 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 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.

Ransomware Mitigation

Relying solely on prevention is 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 perimeter firewall, IPS, host/server antivirus, 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. But what happens when an ill-advised user circumvents your security barriers? Or when that zero-day ransomware threat makes its way inside your system?

If your Data Protection platform can go beyond simple file level recovery–if it can actually run a copy of your servers in the event of a breach–then data protection will save the day.

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.

Keep working. From the Quorum dashboard, start a clone of your production server from a time that you know is clean. Remember–Quorum’s solution is encrypted. Run that clone 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 on Quorum’s solution. We continue to back up your systems even when the clone is running on our solution.

Failback to production. Once your production systems are cleaned and back online, simply failover from Quorum 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.

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

onQ Archive Vault provides virtually unlimited growth potential. In addition, 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 data encryption is also available. If you’d like to learn more about our Archive Vault, download our datasheet below.

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It was very easy to deploy - the easiest ever. The support was great, too, But it was knowing we were protected that was so invaluable.

Bo Heinemeyer
Director of Technology, LCL Bulk Transport

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We could be your "one and only"

onQ: flexible and configurable to meet all your BDR needs

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onQ Appliance

Quorum’s patented onQ technology is the engine of all Quorum solutions: HA, DR, and DRaaS.

onQ vApp Virtual

onQ vApp installs into your current VMWare environment to leverage your existing hardware and VMWare.

Hybrid Cloud DRaaS

The Quorum cloud synchronizes with the onQ high-availability (HA) appliance after each update, creating a virtual machine clone in the cloud.

onQ Vault

A single instance of the Quorum onQ Archive Vault can be extended to more than 200 TBs across 8 disk storage modules; or add multiple modules, for unlimited growth potential.

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onQ Physical Appliance

Quorum’s patented onQ technology is the beating heart of all Quorum solutions: high availability (HA), disaster recovery (DR), and hybrid 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 Availabity 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 our private elastic cloud infrastructure to send compressed encrypted copies of your protected servers and data.elastic cloud infrastructure to send compressed encrypted copies of your protected servers and data.

Appliance Data Sheet

Just what you need

Unbelievable Performance

Our proprietary storage architecture combined with NVMe cache means that our appliance is the fastest in the industry.  This means faster backups, and faster recoveries. Our appliance is so fast, that if you have to run your production applications from our hardware, your users won’t even know!

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 an appliance that can handle the load. Our largest boxes allow 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. Simply install our hardware in your rack and power it up. Configuration 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.

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 growth potential. In addition, 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 data encryption is also available. If you’d like to learn more about our Archive Vault, download our datasheet below.

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Featured Resources

If you’d like to know a little more about Quorum, and our onQ appliance, take a look at these featured resources or chat with us or contact us if you’ve got questions.

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When we had a SAN failure the Quorum solution kicked into play straight away. This not only meant that we were able to keep working as usual, it also saved us a lot of time in rebuilding the systems.

Darren Scarratt
Infrastructure Manager, NISA Retail UK

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Hybrid Cloud Solution/DRaaS

Quorum’s exclusive onQ Hybrid Cloud Solution, also known as DRaaS, provides a unique way to recover critical applications and data from the cloud after any storage, systems or site failure. Critical applications are always ready to run (or test) in the Quorum cloud by working in conjunction with the on-premises onQ high-availability (HA) Appliance.

There’s no need to ship new hardware, or even construct a machine from an image after a disaster. With onQ, recovery takes minutes, not days.

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Technically Speaking

The onQ hybrid cloud synchronizes with the local onQ high-availability (HA) appliance after each update, creating a virtual machine clone in the cloud. This clone can be run in the cloud (for testing or after a disaster) with or without the presence of the local onQ HA appliance or image.

Cloud Backup + Security

All data transferred from the HA to the DR will go through a 128 bit AES encrypted session over a 256 bit AES VPN tunnel directly connecting the cloud to the local appliance. A dedicated firewall isolates each individual virtual network enabling access to the DR recovery node. All connections to the DR nodes are done via VPN through that firewall.

The data centers hosting your applications are Tier 1, world-class, state of the art, PCI, HIPAA & SOC 2 certified. Built with unmatched attention to detail, they deliver the highest performance, safest and most stable environment possible.

Automatic Testing

Unlike other cloud storage and data backup solutions, onQ keeps a current virtual copy of any server under protection – always ready to run. Daily tests are performed automatically on the servers. These tests are often skipped with traditional back-up cloud solutions due to cost and complexity, but onQ keeps them simple and automated.

Compliance To Major Standards

Quorum’s appliance and hybrid cloud solutions are compliant with all major standards related to data security. Quorum’s solutions have been fully certified with PCI (Payment Card Industry) data standards, and is fully compliant for HIPAA, SOX, and financial auditing standards such as FDIC and CUNA.

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It was very easy to deploy - the easiest ever. The support was great, too, But it was knowing we were protected that was so invaluable.

Bo Heinemeyer
Director of Technology, LCL Bulk Transport

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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

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onQ® RE Features

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 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. Once fully booted, the system is now on the production network and is ready to take over for the failed server.

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, which 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, 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. Finally, all snapshot data is encrypted in motion and at rest, which means that previous snapshots cannot be infected, ensuring that customers will have an uncompromised snapshot for recovery.

Over the past 2 years, we have had 3 Ransomware attacks, mostly caused by employees opening documents with infected attachments that looked legitimate. We were able to isolate and recover the infected servers in a matter of minutes. I can honestly say, without Quorum, we would not be in business today.


IT Manager, Confidential Oil and Gas Client

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