Datto Awarded 5-Star Rating in CRN 2015 Partner Program Guide

Mar 24, 2015

Norwalk, Conn, – Datto, the leading provider of comprehensive data backup, recovery and business continuity solutions, today announced it has been awarded a 5-Star rating in The Channel Company’s CRN®...


Norwalk, Conn, – Datto, the leading provider of comprehensive data backup, recovery and business continuity solutions, today announced it has been awarded a 5-Star rating in The Channel Company’s CRN® 2015 Partner Program Guide. This annual directory is the definitive listing of technology vendors that service solution providers or provide products through the IT channel. The 5-Star Partner Program rating recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.

Since its launch in January 2013, the Datto Partner Plus Program has become an educational and supportive pillar for MSPs’ development and success. Datto currently has 8,000 MSPs enrolled as Partners in the program. The program provides all Partners with the tools and resources to grow their businesses, including sales and marketing support, technical training, product insights, and 24/7/365 technical support. Partners can also receive such perks as free shipping, free training, lead sharing, Marketing Development Funds (MDF), a NFR device program, complimentary registration to the annual Datto Partner Conference, and more, based on their program tier.

“We are incredibly proud of the Datto Partner Plus program,” stated Rob Rae, Datto Vice President of Business Development. “Our priority, as always, is to support, educate and equip our Partners with the necessary tools and resources to assist in developing their individual businesses. I believe that Partners benefit from our program’s structure because there is always a new goal and incentive for growth. When both parties are committed to success, it makes a wonderful partnership and that’s what we have with the Datto Partner Plus program.”

“As a Datto Partner since 2009, the program is really focused on helping Partners’ grow and develop a successful business continuity strategy as opposed to other vendor programs that seem to be only worried about selling product,” said Don Bentz, Co-Founder of Preferred IT and Datto Advisory Board member. “Most of all, it’s the Datto team that makes the experience so compelling and satisfying. The organization really listens to the Partner base and accepts feedback and ideas on how we, the MSPs, can best use the solutions. The executive team and leadership is very engaging and I look forward to more successful years as a Datto Partner.”

To determine the 2015 5-Star recipients, The Channel Company’s Research team assessed each vendor’s application based on investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support and communication. “Solution providers have a lot of choices when it comes to selecting vendor partners. Identifying the right vendor, with the right technologies, and the right approach can make all the difference,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “Our annual Partner Program Guide and 5-Star rating recognizes the best channel programs available in the market today to help solution providers determine which vendors deliver the best partner elements for their individual business goals.”

The 2015 Partner Program Guide will be featured in the April issue of CRN, and online at www.CRN.com. Click here for the Datto profile.

About Datto:

Datto protects essential business data for tens of thousands of the world’s fastest growing companies. Our Total Data Protection platform delivers uninterrupted access to data on site, in transit and in the cloud. Through Datto’s network of partners, we provide companies with products and services designed to continually keep business running. Businesses rely on Datto for industry leading technology combined with unrivaled customer service. Datto is headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut, and has offices in Rochester, Boston, Toronto, London, Singapore, and Sydney.

About The Channel Company The Channel Company, with established brands including CRN®, XChange® Events, IPED® and SharedVue®, is the channel community’s trusted authority for growth and innovation, For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com.