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Quorum onQ: now faster than ever

High speed Backup and Recovery for Business

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.

What sets us apart from the competition?

  • 1-click recovery to any point in time
  • Automated recovery testing
  • HA Anywhere architecture

10 Reasons Quorum Beats the Competition!

One product with incredible value

onQ is packed with features that would require multiple products from other vendors. onQ is quick to install and configure and easy to use. Check out all of these features!

Instant Recovery

Recover any failed server with one click in our browser interface. Our virtual machine clones of your production servers are always up to date and ready to run.


Policy-based migration and long term storage of virtually unlimited de-duplicated data that must be maintained for extended periods.


Every time we snapshot a server we start it up, to guarantee that it will be usable when needed.


OnQ takes a full backup of the server image, applications and data, and then executes incremental backups at a user defined frequency – as often as every 15 minutes.


Our fully isolated sandbox environment allows for patch testing, upgrades and configuration changes before moving into production.


Deduplication occurs twice, once at the source and once at the repository, thereby reducing storage and network bandwidth requirements.


OnQ offers a range of failback options from bare metal restore to incremental failback. You can failback to similar or different hardware, from physical to virtual, virtual to virtual, or virtual to physical hardware.


OnQ offers full VMware Integrated Protection (VIP) to provide backup from the VM level and recover to back to a VMware host, or onQ, with a single click.

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Maximum Flexibility

Our flexible "HA Anywhere" architecture means we use the best technology for the applications and data you are trying to protect. Our private Cloud technology represents the best combination of performance and value, and we can supplement our cloud services with local and remote appliances to fit any business need.

All components work together seamlessly from a common interface to give your business the best backup and recovery in the business.

onQ Cloud

Direct to Cloud (D2C) uses a secure VPN tunnel to provide HA and DR directly from the Quorum private cloud. All data is fully encrypted in motion and at rest, so you know your data is protected at all times. Our D2C architecture provides the best combination of security and performance for customers who are moving more of their IT resources to the cloud.

For some high transaction applications, and for organizations that want the security of local HA, an onQ local appliance can be configured to take snapshots which are then streamed to the Quorum cloud. This architecture has the highest performance yet still leverages the Quorum cloud for DR and archiving.

onQ Local

onQ Local utilizes a physical appliance or a virtual machine located onsite to provide high availability and 1-click recovery to any point in time. Snapshots of protected servers are taken at user defined intervals, and all data is encrypted both in motion and at rest. In the event of a failure, the snapshot is booted and run from the local appliance, providing the fastest recovery in the industry. onQ local is ideally suited to high transaction volume servers or for customers how may want to keep all of their data protected onsite.

onQ Remote

onQ remote utilizes a second onQ appliance located at a remote site and configured for DR. Compressed, encrypted data is sent from the local onQ at user defined intervals. In the event of a site-wide failure, copies of your protected servers can be booted up in the remote location to keep your business going. Replication can be configured in a variety of ways to allow for multiple DR sites.


Configurable for your needs

A single product for High Availability, Disaster Recovery, DRaaS, and Ransomware Recovery, configured just for you.

High Availability

This is a typical HA configuration including onQ Archive Vault for long term retention. In this example, three critical servers (SQL, Exchange and Linux) are protected by a single onQ appliance which is monitored and managed by our web based administration portal.

Failure Scenario: In this example, the production Exchange server has experienced some level of failure. Using a single click, an IT staff member is able to start the virtual copy (VM clone or Recovery Node) of the failed Exchange server on the locally deployed onQ HA appliance. If the users are accessing the application using a browser, they need only refresh their interface to the application in order to immediately continue their work. This works for single and multiple servers.

Disaster Recovery

When deploying onQ in a DR configuration, in addition to the local onQ HA appliance, a second onQ appliance must be deployed at the organization’s DR location. Changes to locally protected servers (data, applications, and server images) captured by onQ HA are first deduplicated, and then replicated to the onQ DR or DRaaS appliance at the secondary location.

Failure Scenario: In this example, the production Exchange server has experienced some level of failure. Using a single click, an IT staff member is able to start the virtual copy (VM clone or Recovery Node) of the failed Exchange server on the locally deployed onQ HA appliance. If the users are accessing the application using a browser, they need only refresh their interface to the application in order to immediately continue their work. This works for single and multiple servers.

Dr As A Service (DRaaS)

An onQ DRaaS deployment resembles an onQ DR deployment in some ways. But instead of deploying a second onQ appliance at an organization’s own DR site, they choose to leverage the Quorum Cloud. Server, application and data changes captured by the locally deployed onQ HA appliance are encrypted and replicated to the onQ appliance in the Quorum Cloud.

DRaaS deployments help organizations avoid the high costs of funding, designing, staffing and maintaining a replicated datacenter – empowering them to achieve both local HA and remote DR in a more cost-effective way.

Failure Scenario: Complete Datacenter failure. DC failures can happen for several reasons like power outages, flooding and other disasters. In the event of a complete datacenter outage, IT staff can power on and spin up all Recovery Nodes on the onQ appliance deployed at the remote DR site - on any web browser, including web-enabled mobile devices.The servers will start in a preconfigured sequence, including necessary time delays. Users can then use VPN to access the servers, applications and data on the remote onQ appliance located in the Quorum Cloud.

The result: downtime is limited only to the time it takes the VMs to spin up.

Your Last Line of Defense Against Ransomware

Relying solely on prevention to avoid Ransomware is only a partial solution. So how should you protect yourself? That can be a tricky question. IT admins will want to build a wall around their systems in the form of a next gen firewall, IPS, host/server antivirus, access controls, etc. There are multiple ‘defense in depth’ guides you can follow.

These defense in-depth guides do a great a job preventing known threat signatures and behaviors. But what happens when an ill-advised user circumvents your security barriers? Or when that zero-day ransomware exploit makes its way inside your system?

That's where onQ comes in. It's hardened appliance hardware and encrypted snapshots can immediately boot a snapshot of your production servers in the event of an infection. Our scalable hardware is designed to deliver the same levels of workload performance as your production systems, to seamlessly take over for the compromised server. onQ gives you the time to you need to clean the infected server and get it back online.

How to mitigate a ransomware disaster with Quorum:

Turn it off. As soon as you realize you’ve been breached with the malware, do your best to isolate the affected servers. Take them offline immediately. Search for Patient Zero - this may not be easy and may take some time.

Keep working. From the Quorum dashboard, start a clone of your production server from a time that you know is clean. Remember–Quorum’s snapshot is encrypted. Run that clone in production for as long as you need.

Clean your systems. Take as long as you need to fix your production systems while the clone is running. We continue to back up your data even when the clone is running.

Failback to production. Once your production systems are cleaned and back online, simply failover from onQ back to production. All changes that occurred while running on our solution will be migrated back to production.

Notice the theme with this recovery scenario? Minimal downtime.
You never consider paying the ransom and you look like a rock star because you have a fix in place as soon as you realize you have a problem.

Learn more about Quorum Ransomware Recovery

Need more? Meet Vault

Require longer retention periods due to HIPAA, PCI or e-discovery requirements?

onQ Archive Vault provides virtually unlimited storage potential. onQ Archive Vault leverages the compute resources of the onQ Appliance to reduce deployment cost and load on your production servers. Maximum retention is virtually unlimited, and archive backups can be scheduled weekly, monthly, quarterly or annually.

In addition, the archive repository is fully encrypted to providing the maximum protection for your assets.

If you’d like to learn more about our Archive Vault, download our data sheet below.


It was very easy to deploy - the easiest ever. The support was great, too, But it was knowing we were protected that was so invaluable.

Bo Heinemeyer Bo Heinemeyer
Director of Technology, LCL Bulk Transport

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Private Cloud DRaaS

Snapshots are sent to the Quorum cloud creating a virtual clone in the cloud.

onQ Local

Quorum’s patented onQ technology provides onsite HA.

Archive Vault

Archive Vault can be extended to more than 200 TBs across 8 disk storage modules; or add multiple modules for unlimited growth potential.

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