QoreStor: Fulfilling the Quest for next-generation backup and restore
Businesses in the digital era depend entirely on applications and data. And losing even a small amount of mission-critical data could be devastating for modern organizations. Failing to implement a robust action plan to protect company data sufficiently exposes a business to significant risks that could potentially threaten its very existence.
Which is why having a reliable backup and recovery plan with a focus on ensuring business continuity is no longer optional, but a strategic imperative for every business – an integral part of a digital transformation agenda. However, with the rise in the amount of data traffic which companies gather and consume, backing up massive amounts of information can be sluggish in terms of performance, cumbersome to manage, and costly.
Secondary storage systems which mainly store backups and archived data often hold ten to twenty times the capacity of the primary storage systems, and at the moment, most of the backup solutions in the market are turnkey solutions. In an age of digital transformation, innovative solutions are required to empower companies to manage and protect their data more efficiently, more easily, and at lower cost. Simply put, organizations need Quest QoreStor.
A case for software-defined secondary storage
QoreStor is a rare innovative solution that brings abstraction software methodology to secondary data storage processes. The software-defined storage platform based on Quest’s proven DR Appliance can be installed on any server hardware or virtual platform running Linux. Companies can deploy it on-premises or in the cloud with centralized control. It can be installed on a single node and scaled out based on increasing need capacity and performance demands of a specific data center.
As the solution is backup software agnostic, businesses do not have to reinstall a new backup solution. QoreStor supports a long list of backup software providers and data protection solutions that includes Veritas, IBM, Dell, Veeam, Oracle, Microsoft, Arcserve, and many more. Beyond that, as the software works across Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS), organizations can leverage the cloud capability of the software to use those services as disaster recovery targets or archive locations to limit on-premise storage growth.
Deploy a next-generation data protection strategy, now
While the solution is simple to deploy and easy to manage, it is not mere secondary storage with a management interface. QoreStor features some of the latest cutting-edge technology to empower organizations’ data management and protection strategies. For starters, the software comes equipped with a next-generation storage dedupe engine with enterprise-class variable block deduplication, which is capable of reducing backup archive space requirements by a whopping factor of 20:1, which massively reduces storage costs.
And by doing away with fixed data block size, backups and restores are done in lightning speed. QoreStor has built-in protocol accelerators that speed write operations using optimized client-side deduplication to boost data ingest by up to 20 terabytes per hour. Furthermore, thanks to the optimized dedupe feature, unique data chunks can be replicated to a remote site, reducing the replication window and lowering network bandwidth requirements by up to 85 percent.
This reduced bandwidth requirement enables businesses to also back up directly to the cloud over WAN, with LAN-like speed. Despite the remote location use, recovery point objectives (RPOs) mirror that of on-premise deployments, despite taking place over diverse IT ecosystems.
It goes without saying that data security is paramount in every organization’s data governance. QoreStore addresses demanding security requirements with its built-in encryption (using industry standard 256 bit AES keys) at rest, secure erase and is fully FIPS 140-2 compliant. Beyond that Quest ensures best-in-class data integrity, with robust data verification and file system health checks to avoid potential storage failures and guarantee recoverability.
Forward-looking businesses around the globe are already deploying QoreStor and as a result, enjoy immense benefits from reduced storage cost, faster & more efficient backups, reduced data replication time, improved data security and overall, a better return on infrastructure investments and portfolio.
To learn more about QoreStor and software-defined secondary data storage in general, get in touch with Quest now or click here to request a demo.