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Data backup, recovery and business continuity for local, virtual and cloud environments, within a single platform.

What's New in Datto SIRIS

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, VMware or HyperV, 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.

Deployed as a physical, software or virtual appliance, SIRIS 3 provides the business continuity features, tools, and management capabilities to get up and running fast. All three deployment options leverage Datto’s award winning core technologies, service, support, and single-pane-of-glass online management portal. If you need to ensure business continues even when business infrastructure fails, SIRIS is the market leading solution for you.

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SIRIS 3 is a fully integrated data protection platform. This means Datto provides faster backups, faster restores, and overall superior recovery times with zero additional investment in enterprise infrastructure or complex integrations. The result? SIRIS can address complex data protection use cases right out of the box.

Backup and Restore

Ransomware, natural disasters, mechanical failure, or simply human error. Your critical business data can disappear in a second. In today’s world, there seem to be as many ways to lose data as to create it.

With SIRIS, simply schedule regular backups - as frequently as every 5 minutes - of your critical Windows, Mac or Linux machines within our single-pane-of-glass cloud portal. If you need to recover, a few clicks in the intuitive interface will find the specific point in time version of the data you need. If you’re not sure which version you need, our Backup Insights™ feature will generate a list of files for comparison between backups. A few more clicks will restore specifically the files you are looking for to the current running device. No more guessing, booting images or digging through command lines. With SIRIS, restoring granular data is fast and easy.

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Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

When infrastructure fails, business comes to a grinding halt. In the old days of legacy backup solutions, replacement hardware took time to order and install, infrastructure needed to be rebuilt, and then full backups and their incremental updates had to be applied. This could take hours or days, even with a good backup solution. But when business is down, every second counts. That is why SIRIS provides image based recovery points that can be booted directly from the SIRIS device with the click of a button. And you can boot onsite or in the cloud with the same comprehensive solution.

In a larger disaster that requires more than just one server back up and running, Datto can virtualize your entire Infrastructure in just moments. Combine local and cloud infrastructure to boot an entire office on the local SIRIS, or hybrid via Datto’s secure cloud, and be back up and running as fast as the images can boot. Once the crisis has passed, SIRIS makes it easy to get back to normal operations. Say goodbye to business downtime, and hello to fast and easy business continuity all-in-one product with SIRIS.

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Ransomware Detection and Protection

No matter how hard you try, someone that depends on you for support will eventually click on the wrong email and succumb to ransomware. The compromised machine will then encrypt user files and demand a ransom for the key to unlock the system. Worse, the threat will often spread across the network and infect other machines, seriously impacting business. Of course, paying the ransom may not solve the problem.

In 2016, Datto released the first ransomware detection in the industry, as part of its Total Data Protection solution. 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, it 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 Datto.

Your secret weapons? Time Travel. The only sure way to resolve a ransomware attack is to roll back the affected systems to make it as if it never happened. SIRIS, with point in time rollback, is designed to recover from just these scenarios.

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Features

SIRIS 3 provides a wide range of powerful features integrated into a single data protection platform. For more detailed descriptions of the SIRIS 3 features and architecture, please see the Technology section of this page.

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All-in-One Platform

SIRIS 3 combines the three most important elements of data protection into a single fully integrated package: backup capture and verification, backup propagation and restore, and complete virtual and cloud hosts for business continuity. Together, these elements enable customers and partners to quickly deploy SIRIS, capture a backup and be protected from a full disaster scenario in minutes. No additional work required.

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Hybrid Cloud Protection

SIRIS 3 provides workstations and servers with local data protection. From there it is automatically and securely transmitted to the secure Datto Cloud, which provides remote data protection and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS).

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Instant Virtualisation - on premises or in the Datto Cloud

Should a business experience a server failure, the protected systems can be virtualisation instantly on the Datto device or in the secure Datto Cloud. With system(s) virtualisation, the business can operate “as usual” until it has the time to fix the issue, without compromising any data or incurring any downtime.

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Agentless and Agent-based Backup

Whether running the physical, virtual or Imaged products, SIRIS 3 supports both physical and virtual systems through agentless and agent-based backup. Agentless protection enables fast and easy pairing of any number of VMware systems or templates. Agent-based protection provides scalable backup for Hyper-V servers and all of your physical devices.

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Inverse Chain Technology™

Datto’s proprietary Inverse Chain Technology enables a faster and more resilient backup process, and makes a 5-minute backup frequency possible. Since each backup is a fully bootable virtual machine, there is no need for complex, time-consuming conversion processes before performing a restore as there is no backup chain to process.

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End-to-End Encryption

All data is protected by AES-256 encryption both in transit and in the cloud. Users have the option to encrypt data locally, and passphrases can be specified per appliance or per protected machine.

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Advanced Screenshot Verification

Datto has long offered the ability to test backups by booting a virtual copy of the server to ensure its viability. And while this provides a sense of security that a server has been properly constructed as a bootable image, we have taken it to the next level with additional verification options. Datto provides script execution to further ensure a backup is viable. Need to know if a database is corrupted, or if a service is running? Create a script, upload it to SIRIS, and each screenshot verification will run the script against the latest image. Don’t just think a backup is viable, know it is with advanced screenshot verification.

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Image-Based Backup

Datto uses image-based backups to capture a complete picture of a protected workstation or server. These fully constructed images boot quickly on recovery, and can be migrated from physical to virtual machines(P2V) or vice versa, all with a click of the button.

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Network Attached Storage

Do you have a lot of critical data that resides outside of servers? Carve out storage within the SIRIS 3 appliance to serve as shared NAS file storage. Apply a snapshot schedule and protect it in the secure Datto Cloud. Use cases include critical, non-server-based, data stores like Images for Architectural Firms (CAD files), or Health Care (X-Rays), or video content like security footage and body cams for Security and Police. Remember, not all critical data is kept on a server, yet all critical data needs to be replicated to an alternate location to ensure restorability and regulatory compliance. Datto NAS shares centralize all your key datastores in one location, replicate offsite, and ensure your business keeps going.

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Sync and Share

Datto offers a feature-rich enterprise file sync and share utility on SIRIS. Users can access files on SIRIS 3 from anywhere using desktop or mobile clients and synchronize changes to keep files up to date, all while storing in their local infrastructure rather than relying on a public cloud.

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Powerful Search and Restore

eDiscovery gives Datto users the ability to find keywords within their backup data in an easy to read format. Powered by the industry-leading Kroll Ontrack software, it is compatible with dozens of file formats and systems, including Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, and SQL.

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Backup Insights™

Identify file and application changes between any two backup points, recovering files and applications directly from the interface. In a matter of seconds you can see and select files to restore in an easy to read file tree.

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PSA and RMM Integration

Datto SIRIS 3 integrates seamlessly with the remote monitoring and management (RMM) and professional services automation (PSA) tools that are the lifeblood of a managed services practice. This means less time spent on technology and more time invested in growing your business.

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Retention That’s Right for You

Choose from among the industry’s most flexible retention options for cloud storage. Keep protected data until storage capacity is met, select a time based retention window or leverage the infinite cloud storage model. Right size the retention options based on what is best for your business.

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Built For Quality

SIRIS is designed and assembled in Datto’s own build facilities by a highly trained team. Built from the best components available, SIRIS is assembled to our exacting standards with extreme attention to detail. From the design and testing of custom cooling fan blades, to the alignment of cable ties, our attention to detail translates into saved money and time for you, whether in operation or when upgrading and replacing parts.

Business Value

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New Source of IT Services Revenue

With SIRIS, a partner can be up and running with a new product offering in minutes. With little training, SIRIS can be installed and backing up customer data - and earning revenue - very quickly. Backed up by Datto’s award winning core technologies, service and support, a new source of monthly recurring revenue is but a phone call away.

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Simple Implementation

SIRIS is single integrated platform that provides complete protection of business data. This means there are no complex integrations, no additional products, no deep configurations needed. We have taken care of all of that for you to provide you with a single integrated solution so that you can stop wasting time knitting things together and get back to growing your business.

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Comprehensive Fleet Management

The Datto Partner Portal is a one-stop-shop for managing everything Datto. Purchase new services, manage Datto products, troubleshoot problems, and open support tickets. Quickly resolve customer issues without truck rolls and get customers back to work faster. Initiate restores, configure networks, and backup SaaS data all from the Datto cloud. Easily integrate with existing RMM and PSA tools to improve customer support and workflow to scale your business. More than just a simple management interface, the Datto Partner Portal ties together all of your Datto products in a single place and is your gateway to Datto.

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Technology

SIRIS 3 is a fully featured total data protection platform. This means that everything you need to deploy a comprehensive data protection solution is included in SIRIS 3. There are no complex additional integrations required, no certification requirements, no need to install anything beyond desktop agents. This means SIRIS can provide faster backups, restore, and recovery times with zero additional investment.

Of course, the all-inclusive SIRIS 3 approach doesn’t mean the technology under the covers is simple. In fact, SIRIS 3 is a complex integration of many components fully packaged into the SIRIS platform. These include:

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Image Agents

Windows, Linux and Mac agents are available for scheduling and executing desktop image backups with the local SIRIS device. They can also be installed on any virtual or physical workstations and servers running these operating systems.

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Agentless Backup

For VMware environments, agents are not required. SIRIS 3 can protect servers in this environment without any manual intervention with the protected server. Simply select the agentless option when initially configuring SIRIS for these servers.

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SIRIS 3 Software Stack

The central component responsible for handling the entire backup process. Essentially a powerful server running an intuitive interface for managing all local IRIS functionality, this is the brains of the SIRIS platform. From a local interface or a remote web connection, protected server images are collected, managed, scheduled, virtualised, restored and booted. Files can be compared and restored, diskless and bare metal restores initiated, and the NAS and sync and share functionality enabled and managed. Naturally, all of these features are accessible from the Datto Partner Portal for enabling easy management of fleets of devices.

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Datto Cloud

Behind every SIRIS is the Datto Cloud, a 300 PB+ Tier 3 (ANSI/TIA-942) private cloud storing all SIRIS offsite backups and providing offsite virtualization for business continuity and disaster recovery. Hosted in 9 data centers around the world, these fault tolerant and secure facilities allow for data sovereignty and geo redundancy requirements. SIRIS 3 devices intelligently replicate to the cloud on a schedule set and managed by the SIRIS device. Offsite backups are stored based on the retention policies selected for the device, including storage capacity, time based and infinite cloud retention options.

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Features

SIRIS 3 provides a wide range of powerful features integrated into a single data protection platform. For more detailed descriptions of the SIRIS 3 features and architecture, please see the Technology section of this page.

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Inverse Chain Technology™

Traditional backup technology takes an initial full system backup, and then records the changes in a linked list. Two problems arise with this method: the chain can become corrupted, corrupting the entire backup, and backups have to be sequentially processed on restore. Inverse Chain solves this problem, leveraging ZFS and Datto proprietary technology to create fully constructed images, each individually ready to boot, avoiding backup chains and at restore time construction altogether.

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Ransomware

No matter how hard you try, someone that depends on you for support will eventually click on the wrong email and succumb to ransomware. The compromised machine will then encrypt user files and demand a ransom for the key to unlock the system. Worse, the threat will often spread across the network and infect other machines, seriously impacting business. Of course, paying the ransom may not solve the problem.

Your secret weapon? Time Travel. The only sure way to resolve a ransomware attack is to roll back the affected systems to make it as if it never happened. SIRIS, with point in time rollback, is designed to recover from just these scenarios.

Datto has developed a multi-tier ransomware detection process that searches for file system changes, file entropy, and other key indicators that a system has been affected by ransomware. What’s even better, this process can identify ransomware from the very first backup. If ransomware is detected, an alert is created. You can then quickly restore your server back to a point before the ransomware arrived - locally, or even in the cloud.

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Instant Virtualization

In a disaster recovery scenario, seconds matter. Leveraging fully constructed “copy on write” snapshots, SIRIS can boot images in as little as 6 seconds. These images can be virtualised locally on the local KVM Hypervisor within the SIRIS or in the Datto Cloud. Furthermore, a VPN is automatically initiated back to the local SIRIS and the VM is made available on the local network, accessible via RDP.

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Hybrid Cloud

One challenge with protecting business data wherever it lives is ensuring rapid, responsive and secure protection for business infrastructure in disaster scenarios large and small. To do this in a low-TCO integrated platform requires the ability to expand capacity on demand, and to securely connect this capacity back to the protected business so it can be accessed. Datto’s hybrid cloud architecture enables any SIRIS device to expand storage and virtualization capacity on demand to support recovery scenarios from single servers to complete office infrastructure, and connects this capacity back to the business until such time as the business can recover normal operations.

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Hybrid Virtualisation

Combining the power of instant off-site virtualization and the single click connectivity of instant local virtualization, on-prem servers are protected on Datto appliances and mirrored automatically to the Datto Cloud. Hybrid Virtualization, available on all SIRIS and Alto devices, improve fault tolerance while reducing the reliance on bandwidth speed. Easily restore by booting a virtualized node in Datto’s cloud and managing it using local hardware.

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Advanced Storage

When selecting the building blocks for SIRIS, Datto sought the most powerful, flexible and trusted file system available. ZFS was the natural choice, providing a cost effective building block for all Datto devices. Over the years, Datto has become an expert and active contributor to the ZFS open source community, providing innovative features and expanding the capabilities of this file system. The result is a combination of ZFS and Datto specific innovations that make the advantages of ZFS accessible to all in an easy to use platform - protection against data corruption, support for high storage capacities, efficient data compression, snapshots and copy-on-write clones, continuous integrity checking and automatic repair, and more.

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Backup Insights

Sometimes data protection means only needing to recover a single accidentally deleted file. In these cases, the power of a complete image backup can be overshadowed by the need to boot the image to get at the files and find what is needed. With Backup Insights, a click of a button boots the image, analyzes the changed files, and provides an easy to view side by side comparison of what has been modified, created, or deleted between any two backups. Simply select the files to restore and click a button to get them back through the web interface, or as a network mounted filesystem.

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Advanced Screenshot Verification

While a screenshot does provide a sense of security that a server has been properly constructed as a bootable image, we have taken it to the next level with additional verification options. Datto now offers script execution to further ensure a backup is viable. Need to know if a database is corrupted, or if a service is running? Create a script, upload it to SIRIS, and each screenshot verification will run the script against the latest image. Don’t just think a backup is viable, know it is with advanced screenshot verification.

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Diskless Restores

When a machine fails, it is often the hard drive that caused the problem. This leaves a perfectly good workstation or server waiting on a new storage system. Rather than wait, simply use the diskless restore function to boot an image from the SIRIS on a physical server mounting the software image from the SIRIS. Get the server back to work quickly using all of the resources on hand, while continuing to protect business data.

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NAS Storage and Backup

Accessing business data is not limited to collecting and managing backup images of workstations and servers. Files are also a critical source of business data, and SIRIS includes an embedded NAS feature for creating file shares on the local network and sharing them via Samba, AFP, NFS, FTP, SFTP, and web browsers. Of course, any files stored on the NAS will be protected and backed up to the Datto Cloud according to the local snapshot and offsite synchronization settings.

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File Sync & Share

Over the past few years, file sync and share has become as synonymous with business collaboration as network file shares. For this reason, the SIRIS 3 platform includes an ownCloud instance. With a few clicks the application is installed, registered and available on web browsers, desktop sync clients and mobile devices.

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Deployment Options

SIRIS 3 is available in 3 deployment models:

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Hardware

High performance SIRIS 3 hardware appliances sized to your use case and built by us in our manufacturing facilities to exacting standards. Each device comes with the latest multi-core Intel Xeon processors, and IPMI for lights out management. From our leading SIRIS backup devices, to the popular all-flash X Series devices, simply plug in and start protecting infrastructure immediately.

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Virtual

Fully featured SIRIS 3 virtual appliances hosted by you in your private cloud or virtual environment, including support for running SIRIS as a guest in VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Citrix XenServer. In addition, SIRIS is fully integrated with VMware ESX and Hyper-V, enabling Instant Virtualisation in VMware instead of the native KVM hypervisor used in SIRIS hardware or imaged appliances.

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Imaged

Fully featured SIRIS 3 software appliances installed on existing hardware. Repurpose backup and disaster recovery (BDR) appliances or other user-provided hardware into a fully functional SIRIS 3 device. Simply insert and boot the USB and follow the on-screen instructions to lay down the complete SIRIS 3 image and start protecting infrastructure immediately.

SIRIS 3 Architecture

Architecturally, SIRIS 3 is an x64 Linux server. Designed from the ground up to be a Total Data Protection platform, use of this enterprise grade architecture translates into cost efficiency, performance, scalability and extensibility. This approach also enables Datto to continue to innovate, add new ground-breaking features, and expand the platform well into the future.

Within the x64 server, IRIS is a complex combination of standard and proprietary software integrated into a single Data Protection platform, including:

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Ubuntu 16.04

The latest release of one of the most popular Linux variants on the market, providing enterprise class security, manageability and performance in a small footprint. Ubuntu is the basic operating system for all SIRIS products, and supports many standard packages that SIRIS uses as building blocks for the platform.

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DattoZFS

The base filesystem used in the SIRIS built on industry standard ZFS. IT provides protection against data corruption, support for high storage capacities, efficient data compression, integration of the concepts of filesystem and volume management, snapshots, copy-on-write clones, and RAID. It is used as the basis for continuous integrity checking and automatic repair with enhancements to enable Inverse Chains, Instant Virtualization, and a host of other capabilities.

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Apache

The most popular general purpose web server in the world, running more than half the world’s websites. Apache provides the basic web hosting capabilities for the Remote Web management connection, web based file restores, web based NAS file access, and ownCloud on SIRIS.

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PHP 7 and FPM

The latest and most performant release of the popular PHP web development platform combined with the benefits of the FastCGI Process Manager. PHP is the application language for the SIRIS 3 platform, and FPM is the mechanism used by Apache to turn PHP into executable bits at runtime. This combination dramatically enhances SIRIS performance, while enabling better memory management, adaptive process spawning and other goodies that make the SIRIS 3 platform more capable across the board.

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KVM

Also known as Kernel-based Virtual Machine, this highly performant enterprise class virtualisation host is embedded in every SIRIS 3 hardware and software appliance. It is used for all local device virtualisation, all screenshot verifications, and to generate Backup Insights file lists for individual file restores.

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SpeedSync

Datto’s proprietary weighted replication algorithm that enables SIRIS to more efficiently sync data with the Datto Cloud. Built on the efficient LZMA2 compression algorithm, SpeedSync enables multiple images to be pushed off site to the Datto Cloud at one time, subject to bandwidth throttling settings.

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Bare Metal Restore (BMR)

Newly re-engineered to provide faster, more resilient bare metal restore options, BMR creates a bootable USB to plug into and image replacement hardware. Simply create a BMR USB stick, plug it into the destination, and select the image to restore. Images and drivers are pulled in as needed to make this a fast restore process, and get the systems back up and running on new hardware fast.

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Technology that Works, Built for the MSP

Thousands of MSPs around the world rely on Datto's purpose-built business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) solutions because they work - plain and simple. In fact, 75% of Datto employees are focused on developing products and features that meet the needs of our partners. So you can stop worrying about whether or not that backup or restore will actually perform - it will!

ONE-STOP Business Continuity

Physical servers? Check! Virtual servers? Check! Workstations? Check! Google Apps, Office 365, Salesforce.com? Check! Datto gives you single–vendor accountability by offering on–prem devices, software for BYOD, and storage space in our own private cloud. The best part? With Datto, you can manage all these solutions in one single place. We've made it easy for you.

A Marketing & Sales Partnership

Datto’s channel only strategy means we are uniquely focused on creating more business for our partners. Whether you need sales support for an end user demo, a co-hosted webinar, MDF, or on-site trainings, we’ll be there. Our Channel Managers are on the road every week of the year helping our partners GROW their businesses.

Say "Hello" to Profit Margins

The value of Datto’s technology allows partners to create and set the price for a variety of great service packages that meet the needs of various clients. With Datto, you'll get licensing, unlimited cloud backup, granular restore, File Sync and Share, and full disaster recovery support - everything you need to scale your business.

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Resources

SIRIS 3 is a fully featured total data protection platform. This means Datto provides fast backups, faster restores, and overall superior recovery times with zero additional investment in enterprise infrastructure or complex integrations. What does that mean? It means that SIRIS can address complex data protection use cases right out of the box.

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