Quorum OnQ Pros and Cons

Quorum OnQ Pros

KevinKelcey
Director of IT at City of Gainesville Texas
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.
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SteveThornton
Director of Computer Services at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
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.
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WilliamEstlow
Network Manager at Century Savings
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.
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Darryl D
VP Director of Information Technology at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
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.
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ChrisMcCollum
Server Administrator at CBX Global
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.
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SteveDenger
IT Manager at Trinity Logistics Corp
The change in the way that Quorum processes data has made a tremendous improvement in backup and replication times. While the familiar interface remains, the underpinnings have been finely tuned and the speed is incredible. My large Exchange Server went from 5- to 6-hour backups down to 22 minutes.
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Sean Fiandaca
IT Manager at Wineland-Thomson Adventures
I have used the BMR (Bare Metal Restore) in several emergencies and it has absolutely saved my bacon.
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reviewer1298460
Senior Vice President at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
A very high level security environment for secondary data.
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Bo Heinemeyer
Director of Technology at P&S Investment Company, Inc.
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.
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reviewer1333320
Service Delivery Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I like this product because it is easy to use.
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Quorum OnQ Cons

KevinKelcey
Director of IT at City of Gainesville Texas
I 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.
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SteveThornton
Director of Computer Services at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
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.
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WilliamEstlow
Network Manager at Century Savings
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.
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Darryl D
VP Director of Information Technology at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
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 questions
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ChrisMcCollum
Server Administrator at CBX Global
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.
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SteveDenger
IT Manager at Trinity Logistics Corp
I would like to see iSCSI support added so that NAS storage servers could be protected. We heavily utilize NAS storage and the risk there is minimal backup options. Currently, we are backing up NAS to NAS which is costly and slow. Being able to integrate NAS server backup would be the last item on my Quorum bucket list.
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Sean Fiandaca
IT Manager at Wineland-Thomson Adventures
I don't love the scheduler, as I think that interface could use an overhaul.
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reviewer1298460
Senior Vice President at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Lacks compatibility in terms of supporting other OS.
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Bo Heinemeyer
Director of Technology at P&S Investment Company, Inc.
At times the email notifications don't go out, but a quick reset always fixes that problem.
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reviewer1333320
Service Delivery Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Better integration with cloud-based solutions like Azure and Office 365 is needed.
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Learn what your peers think about Quorum OnQ. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
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