Company experiences record growth in 2014, receives 60-plus executive and technology awards, launches six new products and sets industry precedent for cloud billing practices
Norwalk, Conn. – Datto, the preferred global provider of comprehensive data backup, recovery and business continuity solutions, witnessed a banner year of growth in 2014, marked by its acquisition of Backupify. With over 5 million business customers and 8,000 partners worldwide, Datto also expanded to a new office in Rochester, New York; earned 67 IT, business and executive awards; and launched six new products in 2014 as part of its mission create the first complete platform to safeguard business data, everywhere it lives.
Product launches Since its founding, Datto has been committed to designing technology to create a total data protection platform for customers. Datto’s 2014 new product launches included an upgrade to the company’s flagship SIRIS line for enterprise business continuity, expansion of the ALTO family, designed to protect small and medium-sized businesses, and the addition of Datto NAS, the company’s first network-attached storage device. Enhancements to the SIRIS 2 and ALTO family deliver improved customer processing power and faster backup capabilities. Datto’s introduction of Virtual ALTO and Virtual SIRIS allows managed service providers (MSPs) and value-added resellers (VARs) to easily protect both virtual and physical customer servers. Designed to better serve its global partner base, the company’s new products will help MSPs increase their customer base and ensure strong recurring revenue.
New partner featuresAs a direct response to the market’s demand for more transparent cloud pricing and the manpower needed to manage data volume thresholds for billing, Datto unveiled its new time-based cloud retention (TBCR) for its channel partners, an industry first. Under the new TBCR model, the monthly cost for cloud-based storage is no longer variable based on volume, allowing its more than 8,000 global MSP customers to easily onboard new customers and reliably allocate time to manage billing processes. The company also announced three critical software alliances with Connectwise, GFI Max and Servoyant to provide a more efficient dashboard experience for MSPs to monitor their Datto devices with each respective remote monitoring management (RMM) vendor.
Industry recognition Datto and its executives also earned 67 awards in 2014, validating its commitment to its people, partners and technology, and strengthening its standing within the channel and data protection market. The company was listed to the Inc. 500 for the third consecutive year (ranking No. 1 in Connecticut). It was also named the Fastest Growing Technology Company in Connecticut for the second straight year by Marcum Tech Top 40 and the Connecticut Technology Council, and recognized as the Fastest Growing Company in the Tri-State Area and No. 29 in North America in Deloitte’s 2014 Technology Fast 500™. In addition to its unprecedented growth, Datto was named among the 100 Best Places to Work in Information Technology by IDG’s Computerworld. In 2014, CEO Austin McChord was named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist, as well as earned two awards from CRN for the Top 50 Midmarket IT Vendor Executive and Top 25 Innovator in the Channel. Austin McChord, Datto founder and CEO, said, “This past year, Datto set the standard for business continuity for small and mid-sized organizations to the enterprise. I’m grateful for our channel partners’ continued support of the company as we develop new tech and expand our reach. The entire Datto team has been key in delivering top-notch solutions to safeguard business data no matter where it lives, and we have more tech in store for 2015.” Other company and executive honors include:
- Datto won the 2014 ASCII Cup, awarded by the ASCII Group.
- Datto earned 10 XCellence awards at the two 2014 XChange Solutions Provider events, including Most Innovative Product and two-time Overall Best in Show.
- Datto was voted 2014 HTG Vendor Member of the Year by HTG Peer Group.
- Vice president of business development Rob Rae was selected for the 2014 CRN Channel Chiefs list by CRN.
- Manager of partner development Christine Gassman and channel engagement manager Samantha Ciaccia were recognized for the CRN Women of the Channel list by CRN.
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.