News | August 13, 2014

Latest Version Of Single-Step Disaster Recovery Solution Offers Industry's Only True Agentless Protection

Quorum, the leader in instant disaster recovery, recently announced the general availability of Quorum onQ v3.8. This latest version offers a long list of new features and enhancements — among them, the industry’s first truly agentless protection for application consistency. With this new feature, Quorum delivers the only disaster recovery solution that completely removes the agent from backup, ensuring customers adhere to regulatory compliance.

Several backup and recovery vendors claim that their solutions are agentless in an effort to distinguish themselves from agent-based solutions. In reality, in order to achieve application consistency, their solutions inject an agent during backup and remove it once backup has finished. Therefore, they cannot be considered truly agentless.

OnQ 3.8 is the industry’s only disaster recovery solution that can perform as either agent-based or a truly agentless. Now, customers finally have a real choice depending on their management, CPU overhead and compliance needs. OnQ v3.8’s agentless feature provides lower CPU utilization of the protected VM and easier management in a VMware environment. In addition, agentless enrollment is the only possible solution for systems where persistent agents or dynamic processes are not allowed.

Additional key product features in onQ v3.8 include:

  • Enhanced reporting (charts and graphs): Provides real-time and historic data to help users better understand the health of their systems
  • Recovery Node (RN) startup dependencies and grouping: Enables users to manage several dependent RNs and ensure that the RN are booted in proper sequence
  • Protected Node configuration log: A new log to support compliance reporting
  • PN health report (also called PN intelligence data): Helps debug and predict PN issues; delivered as an attachment to the Backup Activity Report (not available for agentless PNs)
  • Multinetwork and VLAN support for Recovery Nodes: Enables easy emulation of any production network; users can create complex test networks to test Recovery Nodes
  • Bare Metal Restore (BMR) improvements: Volume-level restoration for both Full BMR and incremental options, network configurations for multiple NICs, mount point management, and more

OnQ v3.8 includes additional product enhancements such as UI performance improvements, where the Dashboard tab and other tabs in the onQ Portal for HA, DR, DR Mirror and AV load significantly faster.

“Our version of ‘agentless protection,’ combined with Quorum’s hallmark single-step restoration capability, represents a commitment to innovation that has defined Quorum since its launch,” said Kemal Balioglu, vice president, products, Quorum. “We’re dedicated to delivering the very best to our customers, and this release is clear evidence of that.”

OnQ v3.8 (appliance and DRaaS versions) is now generally available. Current Quorum customers can upgrade at no additional cost.

About Quorum
Quorum provides assured one-click backup, recovery and continuity, helping businesses safeguard their revenue, customers and reputation. The award-winning Quorum series of appliance and DRaaS/hybrid cloud solutions makes continuity a reality for the midmarket, letting them recover from any type of disaster within minutes. Most importantly, Quorum is simple and cost-effective. If your company avoids just 30 minutes of downtime, the Quorum solution pays for itself. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. For more information, visit www.quorum.net.

SOURCE: Quorum

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