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KevinKelcey
Real User
Director of IT at City of Gainesville Texas
Dec 04 2019

What is most valuable?

By far, 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… more»

How has it helped my organization?

About two years ago, I had a Windows 2008 Server for the fire department on which two hard drives dies almost simultaneously. HPE was nice enough to send me a couple of… more»

What needs improvement?

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… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It's been a while since I've purchased it and I only do maintenance now. Licensing is based on of the number of nodes you have, the number of end devices you're backing… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Where I work right now, before this solution there was an old Symantec Backup Exec tape system. I came from the consulting industry prior to this, about five or six years… more»

What other advice do I have?

Figure out what your business needs are and determine if you need one appliance or two appliances for a disaster recovery physical site. Or are you're going to need to… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

A reason I chose them over Unitrends on my most recent purchase, is that the one thing I was seriously lacking was memory and CPU cores. When I got on with both Unitrends… more»
SteveDenger
Real User
IT Manager at Trinity Logistics Corp
Oct 30 2019

What is most valuable?

The "set it and forget it" approach of Quorum is huge, as far as time savings go. And the fact that the Quorum validates the data that's backed means I don't have that… more»

How has it helped my organization?

In the old days we were manipulating jobs, changing tapes, spending time validating backups. This does everything for you. It really is a "set and forget" type of… more»

What needs improvement?

We tend to run a broad generational range of server OS's. We have everything from Windows 2003 to 2016 in production. The only thing that I've ever found fault with is… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We were on the original licensing model. They've changed it over the years. Now, the licensing is based on how many nodes I want to be able to run as a virtualized… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We were using Backup Exec and a tape library. Tape was slow and unreliable. There was no validation of what was recorded on the tape, and recovery on sequential data is… more»

What other advice do I have?

The biggest lesson I've learned by using it is how much time I wasted on other backup methods during the previous 20 years of my career. The best thing about the Quorum is… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at Zenith, Unitrends, Double-Take, and Veeam. Quorum was light years ahead of everybody else. There was backup-to-disk. Anybody can do that. Quorum's product… more»
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Darryl D
Real User
VP Director of Information Technology at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Dec 06 2019

What is most valuable?

It's easy to manage. We're a smaller team. It's easy to implement, easy to spin up, easily configurable, to drop-in appliances and network. There wasn't a lot of time… more»

How has it helped my organization?

If a VM goes down for whatever reason — having that assurance that we've got a reliable backed up VM on a separate platform that we can spin up on a different piece of… more»

What needs improvement?

Upgrading the software on the appliance feels to me like it's going to be a little bit more work than I originally anticipated. The process for moving the VM off of the… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The solution can be on the pricier side depending on options selected but it's one of those situations where if time is valuable and resources are limited, it might be… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We had a solution, but it was a very manual, labor-intensive, not-full-VM appliance. For us, partnering with an organization like Quorum, a company that basically hands it… more»

What other advice do I have?

Look at all the partners out there and pick the one that you feel is the best fit for you, based on your use case. Everyone is a little bit different and has different… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated a couple of other players, including Datto. Ease of use was one of the differences between Quorum and Datto. I think there were some problems with Datto, as I… more»
ChrisMcCollum
Real User
Server Administrator at CBX Global
Nov 28 2019

What is most valuable?

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… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We had a few instances where someone who had access to some accounting shares got infected and no one could access those files. We were able to lock down the infection on that person's computer and, within an hour of it being detected… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The total for our current solution's licensing is about $14,000 for 12 servers for three years. We bought hardware from Quorum which was part of the total. We paid upfront to get a discount.

What other advice do I have?

My advice would be to make sure you leave your protected node configuration with plenty of extra hard drive space. Everything has functioned the way we've needed it to. They're in a transition phase now with a new interface and this new… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We had just started using it when I was hired on, and I was just a helpdesk technician at the time. I was taught how to use it, but wasn't heavily involved in the process until a few years in. Earlier this year we did look at at least one… more»
Sean Fiandaca
Real User
IT Manager at a healthcare company with 11-50 employees
Nov 24 2019

What is most valuable?

I have used the BMR (Bare Metal Restore) in several emergencies and it has absolutely saved my bacon. I love being able to bring up a machine as a VM too. I've used that… more»

How has it helped my organization?

When I started at my current organization they had a scattered approach to backup. Some servers backed up locally, some to various cloud services, others not at all… more»

What needs improvement?

I don't love the scheduler, as I think that interface could use an overhaul. I have always managed to get it to work the way I wanted it to, but it could be nicer and more… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

This is the best money I spend on my budget. We have never questioned whether it is worth it because it so obviously is a great value.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have used Backup Exec with DLT and LTO type tapes. Tape backup is just a thing of the past and Backup Exec just didn't have good offsite options at that time. I have… more»

What other advice do I have?

Setup was a breeze, and the support and training is excellent. If you are a knowledgeable user, then they will work with you at your level, but if you just need them to do… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

At this point, I haven't looked at other solutions in many years. I moved to OnQ thirteen years ago at my previous company and loved it. When I started at my new company… more»
Bo Heinemeyer
Real User
Director of Technology at a financial services firm
Nov 24 2019

What is most valuable?

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 self-test feature isn't anything… more»

How has it helped my organization?

This is true peace of mind for all IT admins. OnQ works, simple as that. This is also the first and only company that has reached out to me because they saw issues before… more»

What needs improvement?

At times the email notifications don't go out, but a quick reset always fixes that problem.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The cost is higher than other software and services, but it is an absolute must-have. It pays for itself daily, even if you never have a disaster (knock on wood).

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have used many different solutions and at the time, none of them came even close to what OnQ provided. They were ahead of the game, everyone else had to catch up after… more»

What other advice do I have?

It's hard to say where this product needs improvement, as we have not had any problems or needs other than what is already provided, and we are more than happy with the… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at Veeam, Unitrends, Datto, and Dell.
Enrique C.
Real User
IT Adminsitrator at a software R&D company with 11-50 employees
Nov 24 2019

What is most valuable?

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.

How has it helped my organization?

Daily backups are consistent and recovering files/folders is very easy. In extreme cases, we have used the ability to spin up a VM on the Quorum device for use in our production environment, which is… more»

What needs improvement?

We have had one issue with backups for SQL servers. We found that some of the live SQL databases we were backing up would be inconsistent when we would restore them. We now have to consistently… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

When we first got the Quorum the licensing was different.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We did not use another solution prior to this one.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not evaluate other options.

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What is Quorum OnQ?

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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