Quorum has reported its DR and DR as a service (DRaaS) business unit grew 600% from 2012 to 2014. The company continues to see strong demand from midsized enterprises adopting its onQ solution as a flexible platform for one-click automated disaster recovery and an integral part of their business continuity plans.

“Disaster recovery as a service and cloud-based DR strategies are making server and application recovery plans far less complicated and highly efficient for businesses,” said Kemal Balioglu, vice president of products at Quorum. “Businesses are looking for solutions that can easily recover data, applications and services in the data centers and in the cloud, and Quorum continues to see steady demand from growing enterprises investing in the health of their business with our DR and DRaaS platforms.”

Organizations such as Nat Sherman, headquartered in New York City, and Timberwood Bank, in Tomah, WI, recognize the strategic and business-critical need for implementing an IT infrastructure that delivers easy-to-manage, 24/7 data operations.

Like many businesses on the east coast following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, Nat Sherman suffered a sustained period of downtime. The organization's IT team was forced to rethink its backup and recovery strategy. When the company migrated to a virtualized infrastructure, the IT team consolidated multiple types of backup and recovery software by deploying three Quorum onQ appliances, one at its manufacturing base in Greensboro, North Carolina, one at its headquarters in New York, and one cloud-hosted DR appliance. Quorum helped the company overcome the threat of prolonged system downtime with one simple solution.

According to Balioglu, one of the hurdles to most business continuity plans is regular testing to ensure that everyone is prepared for a disaster. “Traditionally, tests are complex and disruptive. However, a hybrid-cloud approach to DR makes continuity planning easier than ever. Through this approach, companies can gain a disaster recovery plan, simplify testing and reduce costs. They can also implement new applications and processes faster,” Balioglu said.


This article was originally posted “Quorum Reports DRaaS Solutions Achieve 600% Growth In Two Years” from Cloud Strategy Magazine.