June 1, 2017
"An Accidental Use Case
When I first talked with Quorum about their onQ solution, it was firmly in the vein of a disaster recover product. As far as DR goes, onQ is a really interesting solution in its own right. It provides a ton of IOPS to let you quickly get back to production performance in the event of a DR scenario. But there was one application that really interested me back then.
You see, Quorum found that onQ wasn’t just valuable for overall DR, it was specifically very capable as a way to recover from a ransomware attack. Over the past two years, they found that customers were already using it for that purpose. Their high performance but isolated backup provided an easy ways for organizations to not lose data or much uptime in the event of a maliciously encrypted server. But Quorum admitted that this was a happy accident." ...
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