August 1, 2022
Do you or your customers use multiple disaster recovery solutions to protect your environment; possibly one to protect physical servers and the other to protect virtual servers. If your answer to this question is “yes” then I have to ask why.
Using multiple solutions not only adds major complexities to your environment, but also additional costs, and sometimes these costs can get hefty. That is why all-in-one disaster recovery solutions are quickly proving to be the stronger option. Here are the major benefits when you move away from multiple disaster recovery solutions to a single, all-in-one solution.
1. Eliminate Complex Training
Having multiple solutions means your IT staff needs to be trained on multiple systems. They need to learn different interfaces, familiarize with how each solution integrates, and know how every solution fits together. More complexities arise when the key person who has all the training and knowledge decides to leave the company.
If you’re using an all-in-one solution, training is easy because your IT staff only needs to learn how to operate one system. No additional training or knowledge on integrations and data mapping required.
2. Eliminate Complex Support
When you have multiple solutions, support can be complex because you might need to call multiple vendors to resolve a single issue. Support can get even more complex when there’s integration because their support might not have experience with your integration methods. A typical response you’ll get is when customer support blames their problem on the integration or on the other solution, asking you to contact other vendors or the consultant that integrated your solutions. Often times, you’ll have to figure out the solution yourself, which can take a considerable amount of time.
If you chose an all-in-one disaster recovery solution, support will be easy because you only have one vendor. When a problem arises, that vendor cannot point fingers. Most of the time, a support case will get resolved easily because their other clients might have experienced the same problem before you.
3. Eliminate Complex System Management
The more systems you have, the more systems you need to maintain and update. Plus, system management can get even more complex if you’re integrating them together. Every time there’s a system update, you have to check whether all integrations are working because updates are known to break integrations. On the operations side, your IT staff has to jump from one platform to do the other just to perform a single task. Testing your disaster recovery plan will also take much more time because of these complexities.
All of the above can be eliminated if you choose an all-in-one disaster recovery solution. For Quorum, testing is automated, and managing your disaster recovery solution is almost as simple as “set it and forget it.”
4. Eliminate Complexities in Time of Emergency
The purpose of a disaster recovery solution is to help you recover during times of emergency. When you use multiple solutions, your staff will have to jump from one solution to the other, wasting precious time. The biggest risk is when the multiple solutions you use aren’t working properly because a new system update broke all integrations unknowingly, and your IT staff was “too busy” to check and fix this issue.
With an all-in-one disaster recovery solution, you can eliminate all these complexities. With Quorum, it’s even simpler to recover – just one-click, and all your systems will be back online.
5. Reduced Cost from Multiple Solutions
Some might think the price of multiple solutions would end up being the same since you’re using the same number of programs. Although that is possible, it is not the case 99% of the time. The single solutions will often claim that they’re the “best of breed” and charge premiums for it, even if the functionalities are no different than all-in-one solutions. Additionally, there is the cost of integration, which can get hefty depending on the solutions you choose.
If an all-in-one disaster recovery solution is able to help you recover from a disastrous situation, it is a “best of breed” solution. Plus, an all-in-one solution does not have any integration cost.
6. Reduced Cost from Additional Training or Certification
Some backup solutions are quite complicated where extensive training is required. Other backup solutions require both training and certification. Both training and certification requires time and money, which most organizations are short of. The more solutions you have, the more the cost. That is why you can greatly reduce cost from training and certification when you have an all-in-one disaster recovery solution.
7. Reduced Cost for Additional Headcount
Additional headcount is necessary when you have multiple solutions that require extensive training and certification. The common practice is to have one IT staff be in charge of one solution. This way, not only can you avoid overworking your staff, you can reduce business risk as well. Meaning, your backup and disaster recovery system will not halt when a person who has all the training and certification decides to leave the organization.
With an all-in-one disaster recovery solution, you do not need to hire additional staff to train and certify. With Quorum, disaster recovery gets even simpler because of our ease of use. When the CEO is not around, we often say “our solution is so easy that even our CEO can use it.”
Quorum prides itself on flexibility, simplicity, speed, and security. With the launch of our latest version, we can now make this claim stronger than ever. Quorum has always supported virtual machines, but with the launch of version 6.0 we are now fully integrated into VMware. We are more than an all-in-one solution for your disaster recovery needs.
While the four qualities noted above have always been key tenants of our DR offering, it has never been truer than it is now. With 6.0, Quorum continues to provide flexibility by offering local high availability with the option for local replication at one of your backup locations or to our private cloud. We also support direct to cloud. In addition, Quorum has expanded the number of operating systems we support and will continue to adjust as new versions are released. We have built our solution to offer you flexibility and ease in how you implement you 3-2-1 DR plan.
Quorum is the simplest solution out there. When a server goes down for any reason, you press a button on your app and keep on working. Our product doesn’t require extensive training or certifications, it is that easy. With one quick session over the phone you’re an expert. And with 6.0 if you do have a failure, when you are ready to bring the server back up you simply load the VDMK using vMotion to ensure you don’t experience a minute of downtime.
When comparing speed we have always been fast but with the 6.0 version we have reduced our backup times by 95%.
When it comes to secure, we ARE your solution. Like our fellow competitors in the market, we are PCI, HIPAA, GDPR, and SOC2. We have encryption in motion and at rest. And by offering an appliance-based solution we provide “air-gap” protection’ this provides separation between your server and DR devise. Don’t overlook the importance of having separation from your production environment as the bad guys are targeting your production environment. That added separation has saved a number of our IT managers in times of crisis and protected against ransomware attacks.
Enough of my comments. Get a free demo today or reach out to one of our sales specialists to see how we can fully protect your environment.
CEO, Quorum Labs Inc.