Quest Software Gets New CEO, Renewed Outlook

Patrick Nichols, CEO of Quest Software | eSPEAKS with Chris Preimesberger

eWEEK Editor Chris Preimesberger interviews Quest Software CEO Patrick Nichols.

eWEEK Editor Chris Preimesberger interviews new Quest Software CEO Patrick Nichols, who explains his career in technology, some of the Fortune 500 companies Quest serves and key products the Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based company offers.

Next meets now is a driving force behind all of Quest Software's decision making. It's a value that has proved to be successful in growing Quest's loyal customer base because it provides endless options for customers in their current and future stages. Quest is always one step ahead of clients' needs, which is why it's been so successful over the years.
In this eSPEAKS video, we cover:

  • Quest's CEO back story
  • The loyal customer base of Quest Software
  • Divestment from Dell

To provide an insider's scoop, Chris spoke with: Patrick Nichols, CEO, Quest Software. Host: Chris Preimesberger, Editor, eWEEK


Microsoft Active Directory users--and there are literally millions of them around the globe, whether they know it or not--now have a new backstop in the event of a catastrophic event in which valuable data is lost or destroyed.

Data management and protection provider Quest Software has released a new data recovery manager for Active Directory that provides enterprises the power to view, backup and restore changes in AD environments all the way to the operating system and bare-metal level.

This release from the Quest Microsoft Platform Management business adds another layer of protection to its Recovery Manager solutions set that already includes AD backup and recovery at the object and directory level across systems, the company said. With RMAD Disaster Recovery Edition, organizations can implement an AD disaster recovery plan and quickly recovery from any disaster caused by mistakes, corruption or full on disasters like ransomware and cyberattacks, with minimal impact on the business.

While other organizations take a hybrid approach to AD management, Quest continues to develop a complete set of AD management and security solutions for both on-premises and Azure deployments.

Quest’s flagship Recovery Manager for Active Directory automates an AD recovery at the object and attribute level. With RMAD Disaster Recovery, users can: 

  • Quickly backup and recovery at the object and attribute level, the directory level and the operating system level across the entire forest for complete disaster recovery.
  • Restore the domain controller’s operating system without depending on other IT functions to significantly reduce downtime and get users back to work quickly.
  • Demonstrate and validate the DR recovery plan by building a separate virtual forest test lab with production data to test disaster scenarios and safely test prior to making changes in the production.
  • Highlight changes made since the last backup by comparing the online state of AD with its backup or by comparing multiple backups. Accelerate recovery by quickly pinpointing deleted or changed objects or attributes. And, with Change Auditor, easily identify who made the changes.
  • Integrates with Quest On Demand Recovery with  a single recovery dashboard that enumerates  hybrid and cloud-only objects. Users can run difference reports between production and real-time backups, and restore all changes, whether on premises or in Azure AD.

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