Compare Azure Site Recovery vs. Quorum OnQ

Azure Site Recovery is ranked 2nd in Disaster Recovery as a Service with 2 reviews while Quorum OnQ is ranked 5th in Disaster Recovery (DR) Software with 9 reviews. Azure Site Recovery is rated 8.6, while Quorum OnQ is rated 9.6. The top reviewer of Azure Site Recovery writes "Provides a seamlessly integrated recovery option for small to medium size enterprise companies". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Quorum OnQ writes "Automatically spins up every one of the hosts after every backup and confirms the backup". Azure Site Recovery is most compared with CloudEndure Disaster Recovery, IBM Disaster Recovery Services and Veeam Backup & Replication, whereas Quorum OnQ is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Zerto and Veeam Backup for Office 365.
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They're moving a lot of their workload to cloud and aiming for a seamlessly integrated product.The solution is very easy to use.

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From a disaster-recovery point of view, one of the things I really like is that I can test the virtual copy of the physical server on a test network and compare the servers side-by-side, without interfering with the production network. So I can see and make sure that the latest copy of the server is the physical copy of the server, without interfering with production.When it comes to recovering what you need from a backup, it's really easy. You just drill through the directory, find the file and the date that you want, and click to recover. You then pick the directory you want to save it in. Usually, it takes a minute or two and it's done. It's quick and easy.It does automated tests to the systems to make sure that you could spin them up if you needed to. And if something doesn't come back up in those tests, we get a notification saying the system didn't come back up.It's easy to implement, easy to spin up, easily configurable, to drop-in appliances and network. There wasn't a lot of time needed to spin it up.One of the biggest features is that, even on the absolutely run-of-the-mill box, if I lose any one of my servers I can automatically bring it up virtually on the physical onQ Quorum device.The biggest feature is being able to do a file recovery to the original server. That is extremely useful and has saved us a few times when we've had ransomware. In some of those cases, people's computers were locked down by viruses which spread to things they had access to, including server shares. But we were easily able to just restore to four hours prior, instead of a day or two or more ago.Being able to spin up a machine in a sandbox is amazing because it allows us to test things that we otherwise would not be able to do.The most valuable feature is spinning up a ready-to-go VM in a test or production environment that is based on a backup stored on the Quorum device.

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It could include more of a backup and recovery.When it runs, it runs well but when it doesn't run, the solution needs to make it clearer as to why and what the troubleshooting process is. All this would be possible if the error logging was streamlined a bit.

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One thing that could be done to improve it would be a single pane of glass for doing disaster recovery testing, where I could have remote consoles in one place... I still have to go to each location in a browser and then bring up the console. I'd like to see them integrate that into a single pane of glass so I don't have to go to each server.The one thing they could do is some tweaking on the web solution that's supposed to monitor everything from one page, rather than having to bring each server up on its own webpage. It doesn't always accurately show what the system's state is at the time, and we have to restart that process now and then.It feels to me like it's going to be a little bit more work than I originally anticipated when upgrading the appliance. I haven't done that yet so I can't speak from true experience, but I went through the project plan and it feels to me like there's quite a number of pieces and components and things that have to be done. Quorum is going to manage the rollout, but in starting the initial conversation there were a lot of unanswered questionsI would really like it if they followed comparable products from other vendors and had an option where you could offload to tape. I know it sounds incredibly antiquated, but the benefit I see is that there would be a better air gap than you have with backing up to an online source.There seems to be a lack of technicians. Sometimes they are very busy and I don't hear back for a day or two. The technicians they have are great. They are fantastic, but it seems difficult, at times, to get in contact with anyone.At times the email notifications don't go out, but a quick reset always fixes that problem.We found that some of the live SQL databases we were backing up would be inconsistent when we would restore them.I don't love the scheduler, as I think that interface could use an overhaul.

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The initial expenditure for us was a little under $40,000 for the recent renewal. For the first three years after that, other than electricity, there's no cost. After that, their support contract has to be renewed annually. We spent close to $6,000, between the two offices, for support.The pricing is about $1,400 a month. It's a little bit on the higher side. But it's one of those situations where time is valuable for me. So if it costs a little bit more money for me to have a solution that just works and requires less of my day-to-day management, I'm willing to pay a little bit more.The total for our current solution's licensing is about $14,000 for 12 servers for three years.The cost is higher than other software and services, but it is an absolute must-have.When we first got the Quorum the licensing was different.We have never questioned whether it is worth it because it so obviously is a great value.The licensing is based on how many nodes I want to be able to run as a virtualized recovery.

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Overview

Help your business to keep doing business - even during major IT outages. Azure Site Recovery offers ease of deployment, cost effectiveness, and dependability. Deploy replication, failover, and recovery processes through Site Recovery to help keep your applications running during planned and unplanned outages. Site Recovery is a native disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS), and Microsoft been recognized as a leader in DRaaS based on completeness of vision and ability to execute by Gartner in the 2018 Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service.

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.

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