The ASCII Group Recognizes Datto as the Top Contender for The ASCII Cup 2012

Oct 17, 2012

Datto Inc., the leading provider of hardware based on-site and off-site backup, disaster recovery and business continuity solutions, was named the Top Contender

NORWALK, CT, October 17, 2012 – The ASCII Group, Inc recently announced that Datto was the Top Contender for The ASCII Cup 2012, an award bestowed annually to a technology company that has shown outstanding channel goodwill and a commitment to helping ASCII members grow their revenue and more effectively serve their customers.

The winners are voted on by the ASCII membership at regional ASCII Success Summit meetings, and the Cup and Top Contender awards are announced each year at the SMB Nation Fall event. This year, over 30 channel vendors participated in regional ASCII Success Summit events and Datto garnered the second most votes overall.

ASCII members chose Datto as the Top Contender based on the quality of its product, commitment to customer service, dedication to the channel and the ways Datto has helped members bring more revenue to their businesses.

“On behalf of the ASCII Group community, congratulations to Datto as one of this year’s top contenders for the ASCII Cup. Each company deserves this type of recognition for building well received channel friendly solutions that resonate with our community.” Jerry Koutavas, President, The ASCII Group.

Datto has won seven awards this year during the Success Summits: In New Jersey/New York (2011), Orlando, Orange County, Boston, Washington DC & Chicago. Datto’s SIRIS won awards for ‘Best Cloud Solution’ five times, ‘Best New Product’ and ‘Best in Show’ once.

“We are honored to be chosen as the ASCII Cup Top Contender. The ongoing support from our Partners and channel organizations has greatly motivated us to continue with product innovation and delivering top quality support,” said Bill Pisani, Datto’s VP of Marketing.

Success Summit attendees vote for the vendors in 11 different categories: ‘Best Software Solution’, ‘Best Hardware Solution’, ‘Best New Product’, ‘Best Cloud Solution’, ‘Best Revenue Generator’, ‘Best Channel Incentive’, ‘Best Channel Program’, ‘Best Partner Commitment’, ‘Best Customer Support’, ‘Best Distribution Sales Support’ and ‘Best in Show’. The winners at each show are selected based on the votes of the solution providers, and at the end of the year the winner of the ASCII Cup is chosen based on the results of all the shows.

About The ASCII Group, Inc. (ASCII) The ASCII Group, Inc., headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, was established in 1984, with additional offices in Canada and the UK. ASCII is the largest paying community of independent computer resellers in the world with over 2,000 members and system wide end-user sales of approximately $10.5 billion. ASCII provides technology tools, products and services to assist independent information technology resellers increase profits, reduce costs, and grow their respective businesses. The Company can be reached at (800) 394-2724, or at

About Datto Inc. Datto Inc. is a leading provider of hardware based on-site and off-site backup and disaster recovery solutions. Founded in 2007, Datto is a profitable and growing channel-only company changing the way MSPs and VARs deliver complete business continuity. Datto’s offerings range from small data storage systems to large, enterprise-class business continuity solutions. Easy and affordable pricing, no recovery or incidental fees, generous upgrade plans and US-based technical support are just a few ways Datto is changing the channel. Datto has over 4,000 resale partners across North America and Europe and was recently named the fastest growing company in Backup & Security by the Inc. 500, with 5,554% revenue growth over a three-year period.

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