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Datto ALTO

Updated for DattoCon 2017 (June 6, 2017)


The small business total data protection platform

ALTO is the first fully featured total data protection platform built for small businesses. Easily protect any physical, virtual and cloud infrastructure running on Windows, Mac or Linux, and spin up lost servers in seconds without the need for additional tools.

Backup automatically on your schedule to a local device, and replicate backups to the Datto Cloud. Recover granular data quickly from multiple points in time, and use Datto Cloud virtualization to get back to business in minutes.




Datto’s onboard OS and Application stack used on ALTO, SIRIS, and NAS devices, providing all the functionality of our award-winning Backup and Disaster Recovery solution, has been rebranded IRIS. With this distinction between hardware and software versions, we can simplify communication during support calls, clarify the difference between offerings, and improve the satisfaction of our customers. Further, IRIS adds new image based updates to the software stack, significantly reducing errors in the update process.


Alto 3

We are pleased to announce a whole new Alto, with a completely refreshed hardware configuration. Alto 3 is now configured with an Intel dual core i3 CPU, 8GB RAM, 2TB of SSHD storage and protects up to 4 source machines. The all new Alto 3 is available with either Time Based Retention or Infinite Cloud Retention per-agent pricing options.


Hardware Independent Restore on Virtualization

With HIR on Virtualization, an image is created only upon restore, rather than as a part of the backup process. This improves backup performance. And, because this process also requires fewer compute resources, more concurrent backups can be completed on a given set of hardware.

Hyper-V Support / VHDx Export from Devices and Cloud

Full-system export in one of the most flexible formats in the industry. In addition to our other Virtualization methods (VMDK, VHD), the VHDx provides more comprehensive recovery options requested by our customers.

Improved Registration Process

Datto is making the initial registration experience more intuitive and reducing the number of calls to support. It’s all part of Datto’s ongoing efforts to improve user experience.