With the just announced onQ Ransomeware Edition, Quorum is now specifically designing a solution just for that use case. Instead of a ground up rebuild of their solution, Quorum is leveraging what was already working with their DR solution, and creating a skinny bundle to target the problem. Essentially, this is a box designed to deliver the high availability of onQ exclusively, as opposed to the other general DR features, like second site recovery support.
How do you plan for large scale disaster recovery? Not like a whole site, building, or even a city, but all of civilization as we know it? All of the sudden you’re less worried about IOPS. The issue with a lot of digital archival techniques is that they generally assume some sort of regular human maintenance, and a continuing basic infrastructure. These archives are almost never human readable, and require systems in themselves to recover data.
Quorum is making an argument that creating a secure private cloud for disaster recovery is the way forward for a lot of organizations. They come at this from an interesting background. The company originally built for use on ships for the U.S. Navy, which by necessity by their isolation, cannot exactly afford a lot of downtime for disaster recovery. Since 2010, they’ve offered a commercial product. They recently released version 4.0 of onQ, their backup solution and sole product focus.
Andrea Mauro of vInfrastructure Blog comments: Scale Computing, an alternative hyperconverged solution, has launched its ScaleCare Remote Recovery Service, a Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) offering that provides offsite protection for businesses at a price that fits the size and budget of their datacenter needs. Building on the resiliency and high availability of the […]
Amy Manley of 2Ninjas1Blog writes: Rubrik announced the r528 cloud appliance today. Yes, Rubrik just got sexier. Not only has Rubrik grown exponentially as a company ,they are on their 3rd update and are now quite the global force with 90+ signed Channel Partners and 4PB+ Protected in the Field. The r528 offers encryption at rest […]
Ray Lucchesi of RayOnStorage Blog comments: Rubrik is out to change that and has taken a different tack to doing backup for VMware. Most backup packages are horendous to configure, requiring a multitude of jobs to be scheduled, backup proxies to be configured, backup servers, catalog service/search services, etc. All that just to backup a […]
Enrico Signoretti of Juku comments: I have been thinking about this article for a while now. It’s about two startups that are working on two awesome products, which are not in direct competition (well, not today… or, at least, that’s what they say) but they have a lot in common and they share a similar long […]
Mike Preston of mwpreston.net comments: Now, all the time I hear people moan about backup solutions, shrug them off and say they are boring – I for one am not one of those people – I find the backup and recovery space very interesting and honestly there has been a ton of innovation in this […]
Eric Wright of Virtualization Software comments: As we’ve seen recently in the news, the shellshock vulnerability, also know as Bash bug, has become a new issue for servers around the world. Outside of that, there was also a Xen Security Announcement (XSA) that affected approximately 10% of Amazon EC2 instances worldwide. Amazon was quick to […]
Jennelle Crothers of techbunny.com comments: So what do you have to lose? If you’ve been reading along with the blog series, I hope you’ve been thinking a bit about ways you can bring your disaster recovery plans to the next level. My first post in the series on what to consider might have gotten […]