October 24, 2017

DattoCon London: Datto Networking Now Available In Europe

By Andrew Burton

DattoCon London is underway with Datto Networking front and center.

“Datto Networking is the first MSP-centric networking product line in the world. That means enterprise-grade products, easy installation, cloud management, multi-tenancy, and monthly pricing that fits the MSP delivery model,” said CEO Austin McChord. “All of this is designed to enable MSPs to deliver managed networking services. When you think about the value of good networking, it makes sense that it should be delivered as a service.”

Designed for MSPs, Datto Networking includes powerful WiFi access points, PoE switches and a robust network security appliance with fully integrated unlimited 4G LTE failover—all cloud managed via Datto’s Partner Portal. Datto Networking offers remote management, consolidated and synchronized billing, and 24x7x365 Direct to Tech customer support. Datto Networking addresses the common challenges MSPs face when delivering networking as a managed service. The Datto Networking product line includes:  

Datto Networking WiFi – With rapid deployment options, easy installation, automatic meshing, and WiFi tuning features, and cloud-based management, Datto Networking WiFi delivers the performance SMBs need with a management interface designed for MSPs.

Datto Networking Switches – Datto Networking Switches deliver fast backplanes, PoE budgets ranging from 55W to 740W, easy installation, and cloud-based management. Switches seamlessly integrate with Datto Networking WiFi access points and include PoE+ (802.3af/at) on every port.

Datto Networking Appliance – The Datto Networking Appliance is a cloud managed router, firewall, and WiFi device with fully-integrated 4G LTE Internet failover. The Datto Network Appliance keeps businesses online even when ISPs are not.

In addition to the Datto Networking announcement, Datto revealed several updates to its backup and business continuity solutions at the event.

Continuity: Several updates have been made to Datto’s SIRIS and ALTO business continuity and disaster recovery offerings. First, Hyper-V support was added for both backup and restore. In addition, Screenshot Verification is now supported for Hyper-V, and VHDX has been added as a full system export option. Remote Web 2.0 allows MSPs to connect to deployed devices faster with fewer configuration challenges. Fast Failback reduces downtime during failback scenarios to a single reboot. Finally, Agent Rename allows self-service access for IP and Hostname updates, to reduce support calls.

Partner Portal: Datto’s integration with ConnectWise Manage has been completely rebuilt using ConnectWise’s REST API for faster load times, more reliable alerting, and a redesigned UI. Reporting for networking devices is now available and integration of Datto Networking products with ConnectWise Automate is currently in beta. In addition, partners can now take advantage of client-managed options for networking through the partner portal.

Datto SaaS Protection: Datto SaaS Protection for Office 365 2.0 is now available to partners globally. This includes Exchange Online, OneDrive and SharePoint capabilities. All SaaS Protection 2.0 products provide automated 3x daily backups, point in time restore, enhanced search functionality and multi-admin support.  

“Datto is now the largest MSP-centric vendor in the world,” said McChord. “We are incredibly proud to be 100% channel focused, delivering our products to SMBs exclusively through MSPs.”

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