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Updated Oct 27, 2016

Total Data Protection Platform

SIRIS 3 is the first fully featured total data protection platform delivered in one integrated package. Easily protect any physical, virtual and cloud infrastructure running on Windows, Mac or Linux, and spin up lost servers in seconds without the need for additional tools. Backup automatically on your schedule to a local device, and replicate backups to the Datto Cloud. Recover granular data quickly from multiple points in time, or use local virtualization, Datto Cloud virtualization - or both - to get back to business in minutes.

Siris Platform

New Appliances

Larger devices in the SIRIS 3 appliances include Enterprise 80TB, 100TB and 120TB. In the all-Flash X line, we've added the S3 X2, which provides 2TB storage and the ability to protect 2 client nodes.

Ransomware Detection

Datto is pleased to announce the first ransomware detection feature as part of the SIRIS Total Data Protection platform. Ransomware, like most illicit software, leaves an identifiable footprint as it takes over a server, PC or laptop. Datto devices actively monitor backups, and when a ransomware footprint is detected, SIRIS notifies admins that they have a likely ransomware attack on their hands. From there, recovery is simply a matter of restoring from a previous backup. Stop worrying about ransomware and get back to business fast with SIRIS, the Total Data Protection Platform.

Geo Replication

In addition to the existing ability to geo replicate between North American (PA > Utah and Toronto > Calgary) data centers, customers now have the ability to apply geo redundancy policies to SIRIS backup images from UK > Frankfurt data centers. Simply select geo redundancy on a SIRIS device, and a backup will be sent to the secondary datacenter automatically within the same region. If something happens in a disaster scenario and the primary data center is not available, the backup will be recoverable from the secondary data center.

A New Datto Windows Agent

Built from the ground up, Datto has developed an entirely new Windows Agent, available in Beta for DattoCon EMEA. This makes Windows backups faster and more reliable, and built entirely on Datto technology. To learn more about how to install and configure the new Windows Agent, please see the Datto Knowledge Base. Available Q4 2016.

Direct Restore Utility

Restoring files from a Windows system backup just got easier with the Direct Restore Utility. Using new embedded capabilities on the SIRIS 3, files on any Windows image, including encrypted and deduplicated images, can be explored on the SIRIS without booting the entire image. When the desired files and folders are found, SIRIS can push them to any Windows device using iSCSI. Why does this matter? Because iSCSI file transfers are faster and preserves ACLs, maintaining permissions in the file transfer when the files are restored.

IPMI Control

IPMI is a valuable tool for remotely managing a SIRIS device, from firmware and operating system to the complete SIRIS software image. However, setting up IPMI can be quite a hassle as it must be done locally in the bios. Now, with the new IPMI feature built into SIRIS, admins can easily secure and manage IPMI settings remotely in the SIRIS Network Settings page, set and manage device IPMI users and passwords, IPMI IP addresses and power cycle the device.

*All Datto NAS 3 features except ZFS deduplication are available on SIRIS and ALTO devices.