SOURCE: Quorum


December 19, 2012 09:00 ET

Quorum: Turns Out the Apocalypse Isn't Imminent, So Start Investing in Disaster Recovery Now

Disaster Recovery and Testing Should Continue to Be Top of Mind for Small to Mid-Sized Businesses

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 19, 2012) - If you weren't worried about disaster recovery because the Mayan calendar suggests the end of the world on Friday, it's time to rethink your strategy. Despite countless theories about an impending apocalypse, scientists have found no evidence of a galactic alignment or polar shift that will obliterate life as we know it on December 21, 2012. Therefore, Quorum® urges small to mid-sized businesses to adopt a disaster recovery solution now, and test it regularly to ensure business continuity in a real disaster.

While the apocalypse has not yet been officially penciled in, the past few years have born witness to a number of disasters in their own right. Small to mid-sized businesses have sustained dramatic losses due to tornadoes, hurricanes and other weather-related disasters. But the truth is, any event that causes hours or days of downtime -- including office fire or flood, or hardware failure -- is a disaster for a small to mid-sized business. IDC estimates downtime costs as much as $70,000 an hour, and a recent CIO Pulse survey found that it takes an average of seven hours to resume normal operations after downtime. These are devastating statistics for small to mid-sized businesses.

Quorum, the leading provider of one-click backup, recovery and continuity for small to mid-sized businesses, understands this challenge. Its solutions eclipse traditional stand-alone tape or disk backup solutions by bringing data, applications and systems back up within minutes, effectively dodging expensive downtime. Furthermore, Quorum enables automatic and on-demand testing, eliminating the historically long and torturous testing process associated with other solutions.

"Should disaster strike, it may actually seem like the end of the world for a small to mid-sized business that has no disaster recovery solution in place, and that experiences hours or days of downtime," said Larry Lang, CEO, Quorum. "That's why deploying a disaster recovery solution that enables instant recovery of data, applications and systems -- and ensuring the solution's regular testing -- is a safety net these companies can't afford to go without."

About Quorum
Quorum® provides assured, one-click backup, recovery and continuity, helping businesses safeguard their revenue, customers and reputation. The award-winning Quorum series of appliance and hybrid cloud solutions makes continuity a reality for small to mid-sized companies, letting them recover from any type of disaster within minutes. Most importantly, Quorum is simple and cost-effective. If your company avoids just 30 minutes of downtime, the Quorum solution pays for itself. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. To learn more, please follow us on Twitter@quorumlabs, check out our Facebook page or visit

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