March 18, 2021

Meet Clients’ BCDR Needs and Cost Requirements with Flexible Deployment

By Courtney Heinbach

Managed service providers (MSPs) serve a wide range of clients across various industries, from construction to non-profits, healthcare to manufacturing, and beyond. Needs across these industries vary widely, but the expectation of MSPs meeting those needs remains consistent.

To ensure MSPs can meet the needs of their clients, it’s important they’re able to use MSP-centric technology that provides a unique experience. Particularly with business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) solutions – a critical offering with the cybersecurity landscape growing increasingly complex and volatile – deployment flexibility offers MSPs the ability to choose how to serve their clients based on their unique needs.

Benefits of deployment flexibility

With solution deployment flexibility, MSPs can cater to each client’s requirements and ensure they’re only paying for what they need, saving the client money and giving them a more curated technology experience. There are really two reasons why MSPs might be looking for a solution that can be deployed in various ways:

  1. Not all MSPs want a hardware-based BCDR solution: Some MSPs simply want to add software to their current environment as it better serves their needs or their clients’.
  2. The realities of set-up have changed. With the shift to remote work, it’s not necessarily feasible for MSPs to drive to their client’s office and set up BCDR hardware. Deploying a software-only solution enables easier deployment in the current work environment, which is likely to stick around in some way, shape, or form.

Datto SIRIS deployment options

Thousands of MSPs rely on Datto SIRIS to ensure their clients’ data is backed up and business operations can continue in the wake of a disaster, whether it’s a case of ransomware, natural disasters, human error, or a disgruntled employee.

Datto SIRIS offers MSPs the ability to deploy virtually, with the hardened SIRIS appliance, or with SIRIS Imaged.

  • Virtual SIRIS: A software deployment of SIRIS that runs in a virtual machine (VM) in either VMware or HyperV on existing hardware.
  • SIRIS Appliance: A purpose-built hardware appliance that provides a “plug and play” implementation of SIRIS with a wide range of configurations.
  • SIRIS Imaged: A software deployment of SIRIS on dedicated server hardware running the Linux operating system.

MSPs can also implement a combination SIRIS deployments, such as SIRIS Virtual for small clients that are hosted by the MSP and plug-and-play SIRIS appliances at larger customer sites. No matter which implementation(s) are chosen, all are administered by the secure, cloud-based Datto Partner Portal that provides MSPs with a single-pane-of-glass interface to manage their entire backup fleet.

SIRIS can be customized for MSPs’ needs and offers the same great benefits regardless of deployment selection.

  • 6-second instant virtualization recovery both local and cloud
  • Inverse Chain Technology™
  • Patented Screenshot Verification
  • Immutable Datto Cloud for backup replication and DRaaS
  • Patented Fast Failback™
  • Secure Datto Backup Portal for single-pane-of-glass administration
  • Patented Ransomware scanning

Deployment flexibility offers MSPs the ability to cater to the specific needs of their clients, so they only pay for what they need and MSPs can deliver services in the way that is best suited for their business. Learn more about the importance of deployment flexibility and the benefits it can bring to your business in our infographic, The Importance of Deployment Flexibility for MSPs.

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