Quest Integrates Backblaze into Rapid Recovery Version 6.7

It’s the classic “tree falls in the woods” scenario: if your company experiences data loss, but your users never feel it, did it even happen? That’s the value proposition our friends over at Quest—an IT platform that solves complex problems with simple software solutions—present with their popular Rapid Recovery tool:

Back up and quickly recover anything — systems, apps, and data — anywhere, whether it’s physical, virtual, or in the cloud. This data recovery software allows you to run without restore, with zero impact on your users, and as if the outage or data loss never happened.

Quest Rapid Recovery Version 6.7 Adds Backblaze B2 in Cloud Tier

As of today—whether you’re a Quest customer or a Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage user—you can combine all this value with the astonishingly easy cloud storage we’re known for here at Backblaze. In Quest’s 6.7 release of Rapid Recovery, navigate to Cloud Accounts in the menu (see screenshot below for menu location), click Add New Account.

Enter a display name, select B2 Cloud Storage, and choose Amazon S3 as the cloud type. Then you just need to enter your Access key (keyID), Secret Key (applicationKey), and your service endpoint URL.

Your data will be safe, useful, and affordable at a quarter of the price of legacy cloud providers. Try it out today or contact our sales team to learn more.

So, What’s Changed?

If you’re already a Quest Rapid Recovery user, you may notice that setup hasn’t changed. What’s changed is actually in the code—Rapid Recovery will now work more seamlessly and more efficiently. Bug fixes have been baked into version 6.7 and their support will be more robust. We love a seamless partnership—and stay tuned for more integrations between Quest and Backblaze in the future!

More About Quest’s Rapid Recovery Tool

If you’re a Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage user who is in the market for a recovery solution for your business, you can dig into the details about Rapid Recovery here. Here’s a brief primer of the solutions capabilities:

  • Simplify backup and restore: One cloud-based management console allows you to restore lost or damaged systems and data with near-zero recovery time and no impact to users—an advanced, admin-friendly solution.
  • Address demanding recovery point objectives (RPO): Leverage image-based snapshots for RPOs and reduce risk of data loss and downtime with tracked change blocks to accelerate backups and reduce storage.
  • Wide application support: Lightning-fast recovery for file servers and applications on both Microsoft Windows and Linux systems gets business-critical applications online to keep your business rolling.
  • Cloud-based backup, archive, and disaster recovery: (This is where we come in…) Point-and-click cloud connectivity makes for easy replication of application backups for no-stress cloud backup.
  • Virtual environment protection: Agentless backup and recovery for Microsoft Exchange and SQL databases residing on your virtual machines and low-cost VM-only tiered licensing for on-premises and cloud virtual environments.
  • Data deduplication and replication: With B2 Cloud storage, you’ll already save upwards of 75% versus other cloud storage solutions, but you can reduce costs further by leveraging built-in compression and deduplication. Nice.

More about Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage

Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage is purpose-built for ease, instant access to files and data, and infinite scalability. Backblaze B2 is priced so users don’t have to choose between what matters and what doesn’t when it comes to backup, archive, data organization, workflow streamlining, and more. Signing up couldn’t be more simple: a few clicks and you’re storing data. The first 10GB is free, and if you need more capacity to run a proof of concept you can talk to our sales team. Otherwise, when you’re ready to store data, you can pay one of two ways:

  • Our per-byte consumption pricing: Only pay for what you store. It’s $5 TB/month, no hidden delete fees or gotchas. What you see is what you get.
  • Our B2 Reserve capacity pricing: If you’d like to by predictable blocks of storage, you can work with any of our reseller partners to unlock the following benefits:
    • Free egress up to the amount of storage purchased per month.
    • Free transaction calls.
    • Enhanced migration services.
    • No delete penalties.
    • Tera support.

The Answer to the Question

You all can debate the philosophical implications of trees falling in woods and the sound they make. But when it comes to Rapid Recovery, it seems like we can guarantee one thing: your users might not hear the data loss when it happens, but you can bet the sight of relief your IT team breathes when they rapidly recover will be audible.


About Jennifer Newman

Jen Newman is the partner marketing director for Backblaze. She has an extensive background in data protection software and storage, both on-premises and in the cloud. She started her IT career in sales, then became a solutions marketing and competitive intelligence guru before taking on the partner realm. Outside the business world, Jen is a hockey mom, weightlifter, and always on the go. Connect with Jen on LinkedIn and follow her on Twitter.