Instant Virtualization

Virtualize your entire business infrastructure locally or in the secure Datto Cloud in as little as 6 seconds.


Datto Instant Virtualization allows backups of on-premise servers to be virtualized and started either locally on the Datto appliance, or remotely in Datto's secure Cloud, in seconds.

The advanced web interface allows for configuration of CPU and memory resources. Network resources can also be configured dynamically, allowing for changes to be made without restarting the virtual machine. Even while virtualized, systems can continue a normal backup schedule to both the Datto appliance and Datto's secure Cloud. Business continuity has never been as easy or as reliable.

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Datto's Instant Virtualization provides:

  • True local Virtualization: Run virtual machines directly on the Datto appliance using a hypervisor on Datto, simplifying restore scenarios for businesses and MSPs
  • Virtualize physical servers, even with a virtual Datto: Break away from limited "VM-only protection" offered by competitive virtual appliance backup solutions

Six second recovery

The advantages to Instant Virtualization are many. Should a business experience server failure, or the like, its systems may be virtualized instantly to the Datto device or the secure Datto Cloud to avoid data loss. With the systems now virtualized in the Cloud, the business may operate "business as usual" and have the time and resources to fix its server issue without compromising any data or incurring any downtime.

The key enablers to Datto's six second recovery are the "Copy-on-write" snapshots provided by Datto's advanced storage technology, and the fully-constructed dependency-free recovery points made available with Datto's Inverse Chain Technology. Together, a Datto BDR can instantly virtualize any protected server (physical or virtual) without destructively messing with a backup dependency chain. The six second recovery is unique to Datto, and a significant differentiator from competitive recovery products which consume minutes to hours to reconstruct a machine form a backup chain before running a virtualized a server.

Instant Virtualization is available with Datto SIRIS.

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True local virtualization

Datto competitors know how valuable the simplicity of local virtualization is. Most do not support it, yet have proceeded to offer named features such as "Instant VM recovery with LiveBoot for VMware". Remember, Datto uses its a local BDR to run virtual machines in-place, on the Datto. There is no need to perform additional management steps such as exporting and mount iSCSI data storage for ESX servers.

Hybrid Virtualization on ALTO and SIRIS brings the power and flexibility of local virtualization to small business. Hybrid Virtualization technology initializes a virtual machine, in the secure Datto Cloud, then automatically connects to the local network through the Datto device using a secure VPN tunnel. Hybrid Virtualization is available with ALTO, and benefits both physical or virtual protected servers.

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