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Updated for DattoCon 2017 (June 6, 2017)

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 virtualisation, Datto Cloud virtualisation - or both - to get back to business in minutes.

Siris Platform



Datto’s onboard OS and Application stack used on ALTO, SIRIS, and NAS devices, providing all the functionality of our award-winning Backup and Disaster Recovery solution, has been rebranded IRIS. With this distinction between hardware and software versions, we can simplify communication during support calls, clarify the difference between offerings, and improve the satisfaction of our customers. Further, IRIS adds new image based updates to the software stack, significantly reducing errors in the update process.



We are pleased to announce a whole new Alto, with a fully refreshed hardware configuration. Alto 3 is now configured with an Intel dual core i3 2.1GHz CPU, 8GB RAM, 2TB of SSHD storage and protects up to 4 source machines. The all new Alto 3 is available with either Time Based Retention or Infinite Cloud Retention per-agent pricing options. Further, IRIS adds new image based updates to the software stack, significantly reducing errors in the update process.

SIRIS X Series: All Flash/SSD 1TB - 12TB

The Datto SIRIS 3 X series redefines performance for the BDR industry. Configured with the latest solid state drives, the SIRIS 3 X provides the full feature set of the SIRIS 3 platform at blazing speeds unrivaled by anyone else in the industry. And like all SIRIS devices, both can perform local virtualisation directly on the appliance. A fully functional SIRIS appliance in every regard, the SIRIS 3 X line comes in two form factors:

  • Desktop (1, 2, or 4TB solid state drives)
  • Professional (1U Rackmount unit with 4, 8, or 12TB)


Fast Failback

Datto’s new process provides immediate failover to a local virtual machine, and ensures a no-planned-downtime BMR recovery once the source has been brought back up to date. This results in significantly reduced downtime vs traditional methods.

To complete the Fast Failback cycle, a virtual “Rescue Agent” is created on the SIRIS device from any recovery point of the source machine. The Rescue Agent will retain all of the Source Agent's configurations until the source agent, or its replacement, is restored. Then, a new BMR is run to the original machine (or its replacement), and any subsequent backups of the live Rescue Agent are mirrored to the BMR destination. This ensures that whenever you want to bring the original machine back into service, it’s ready and waiting.

Hardware Independent Restore on Virtualisation

With HIR on Virtualisation, an image is created only upon restore, rather than as a part of the backup process. This improves backup performance. And, because this process also requires fewer compute resources, more concurrent backups can be completed on a given set of hardware.

VHDx Export from Devices and Cloud

Full-system export in one of the most flexible formats in the industry. In addition to our other virtualisation methods (VMDK, VHD), the VHDx provides more comprehensive recovery options requested by our customers.

Improved Registration Process

Datto is making the initial registration experience more intuitive and reducing the number of calls to support. It’s all part of Datto’s ongoing efforts to improve user experience.