Growth Attributed to Midsized Enterprise Adoption of One-Click Application Testing and Disaster Recovery Solutions

SAN JOSE, CA – March 02, 2015 — / — Quorum, the leader in instant disaster recovery, today reported its DR and DR as a service (DRaaS) business unit grew 600 percent from 2012 to 2014. The company continues to see strong demand from midsized enterprises adopting its onQ solution as a flexible platform for one-click automated disaster recovery and an integral part of their business continuity plans.

“Disaster recovery as a service and cloud-based DR strategies are making server and application recovery plans far less complicated and highly efficient for businesses,” said Kemal Balioglu, vice president of products at Quorum. “Businesses are looking for solutions that can easily recover data, applications and services in the data centers and in the cloud, and Quorum continues to see steady demand from growing enterprises investing in the health of their business with our DR and DRaaS platforms.”

Organizations such as Nat Sherman, headquartered in New York City, and Timberwood Bank, in Tomah, Wisc., recognize the strategic and business-critical need for implementing an IT infrastructure that delivers easy-to-manage, 24/7 data operations.

Like many businesses on the east coast following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, Nat Sherman suffered a sustained period of downtime. The organization’s IT team was forced to rethink its backup and recovery strategy. When the company migrated to a virtualized infrastructure, the IT team consolidated multiple types of backup and recovery software by deploying three Quorum onQ appliances, one at its manufacturing base in Greensboro, North Carolina, one at its headquarters in New York, and one cloud-hosted DR appliance. Quorum helped the company overcome the threat of prolonged system downtime with one simple solution.

According to Balioglu, one of the hurdles to most business continuity plans is regular testing to ensure that everyone is prepared for a disaster. “Traditionally, tests are complex and disruptive. However, a hybrid-cloud approach to DR makes continuity planning easier than ever. Through this approach, companies can gain a disaster recovery plan, simplify testing and reduce costs. They can also implement new applications and processes faster,” Balioglu said.

What others are saying:

  • Lionel Legry, director of MIS at Nat Sherman, said, “When Hurricane Sandy hit, our offices were in darkness for a week and we didn’t know how long we’d be out. This prompted us to rethink our backup and recovery approach. Quorum offered us a platform that was not just a piece of hardware or software but one single and elegantly simple solution. When I came across Quorum, it was a no-brainer as it met all my requirements.”
  • Jon Allen, vice president of Cloud in the Partner and Product Marketing organization at Zones, a Quorum reseller said: “The Quorum solution has allowed organizations to backup and recover from multiple environments with a single platform. Quorum is one of the top solutions offered in the market today with the ability to bypass extensive training or expensive IT specialists, which creates value beyond eliminating downtime.”
  • Eric Slack, senior analyst at Storage Switzerland, said: “Disaster recovery solutions can often require hours or even days to get back online after a downtime scenario occurs. DRaaS platforms such as Quorum onQ offer customers many of the benefits of a replicated data center at a fraction of the cost by designating the data recovery priority level for each server according to RTO.”

Additional highlights of 2014 include:

  • General availability of onQ version 3.8 – the latest software release and service pack extend the benefits of true agentless protection, the ability to define recovery node startup; instant and on-demand recovery features such as disabling replication for protected nodes that are not critical for business continuity, saving on bandwidth and storage consumption. On the other hand, recovery nodes can be easily created from any snapshot copy, not just the most recent one. Time and money is further saved with granular scheduling, which enables backup operations to occur during off-peak business hours.
  • Launch of onQ Flex to offer businesses unparalleled data protection control and flexibility by designating the data recovery priority level for each server—from instant to on-demand according to predefined recovery objectives, offering customers many of the business continuity benefits of a replicated data center at lower cost.
  • Launch of onQ Prime for growing companies to take advantage of Quorum’s award-winning and patented One-Click Recovery DRaaS solution at an affordable monthly fee.
  • Quickstart service, available as part of the onQ Prime solution, provides expert assistance for every aspect of setup and deployment.
  • Revenues for Quorum’s channel reseller program expanded by 200 percent, helping the company expand market reach worldwide.

About Quorum
Quorum® exists to keep businesses in business by providing assured one-click backup, recovery and continuity, helping businesses safeguard their revenue, customers and reputation. The award-winning Quorum series goes beyond disaster recovery to offer a much faster, easier and more reliable DRaaS and hybrid cloud solution making application testing, server recovery and business continuity a reality for the midmarket. Quorum guarantees the future health and productivity of any business in a simple, flexible and effortless manner. By helping customers avoid 30 minutes of downtime and the associated costs to the business, the Quorum solution quickly pays for itself. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. To learn more, please follow us on Twitter @quorumlabs, check out our Facebook page or visit

Kate Langley
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Source: Quorum


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