Datto Unveils Major Product Innovations, Protecting Business Data No Matter Where it Lives
Datto DNA Router, Datto Backupify for Office 365 and other new capabilities announced at annual partner conference
Datto Partner Conference, New Orleans – Datto, the innovative provider of comprehensive data backup, recovery and business continuity solutions, today announced new products and enhancements designed to protect data no matter where it lives – across on-premise physical or virtual servers or in the cloud via SaaS applications. During the keynote presentation at Datto’s annual partner conference, Datto founder and CEO Austin McChord unveiled five key innovations.
The new solutions, announced before an audience of more than 500 MSPs, are designed to add value for Datto partners looking to protect their customers better while growing their own businesses. The new products and features are part of Datto’s Total Data Protection platform, which includes physical and virtual appliances, software and Datto’s more than 140-petabyte private cloud. Today’s news includes:
Datto Networking Appliance (DNA) Router: The Datto DNA Router is the first “born in the cloud” router, offering remote configuration and 4G failover designed to meet the specific needs of MSPs and to protect data in transit. While traditional routers are susceptible to downtime and can be challenging to manage remotely, the Datto DNA router can be easily configured from the cloud – reducing the need for manual onsite visits, decreasing downtime and providing a better experience for end users. General availability is expected this fall.
Datto Backupify for Office 365: Following Datto’s December 2014 acquisition of Backupify (the creator of cloud-to-cloud backup), the new Datto Backupify for Office 365 solution brings automated, secure backup for data stored in O365. Datto partners supporting Microsoft Office 365 will now be able to offer superior cloud-to-cloud backup protection for their users, ensuring that customers experience zero data loss from human errors, malicious deletions, hackers or viruses. The new product, available now, joins Backupify products for Google Apps, Salesforce and other SaaS applications.
File sync and share through new partnership with ownCloud: Datto recently partnered with ownCloud, the company behind the world’s most popular open-source enterprise file sync and share software, to offer secure file sync and share capabilities on all new and existing Datto SIRIS 1 and Datto SIRIS 2 devices. Datto partners can now offer their customers a seamless way to collaborate and share documents from anywhere; all while storing data on their SIRIS device in their local infrastructure with a backup copy in the Datto cloud.
Datto Linux Agent: With Datto’s new Linux Agent, the company delivers business continuity to Linux-based environments in addition to Windows. Unlike competing solutions, the Datto Linux Agent features persistent incremental backups, integrated storage, cloud replication, individual file restores and instant local virtualization. MSPs working with Datto can use their existing Datto devices to extend protection to Linux. This new feature is available now.
Updated Partner Portal: The Datto Partner Portal gives MSPs a single place to manage their entire fleet of Datto devices and services. With the upcoming addition of a Datto Activity Feed and other enhancements, MSPs can more easily see important notifications and updates, allowing for faster problem resolution and more efficient management. The updated portal is expected to be available this fall.
“We’re making the technology investments today to help our partners deliver end-to-end data protection that makes them even more successful tomorrow,” said Austin McChord, Datto founder and CEO. “The DNA Router, Datto Backupify for Office 365 and other new product features and functionality provide more value than ever before for our partners, so they can guarantee protection for their customers’ data whether it is on-premise, in a SaaS application or in the cloud.”
“We’ve been a Datto partner for three years, and this is by far the most impressive list of product announcements we’ve ever seen come from Datto, especially at one time,” said Jim Turner, CEO of Hilltop Consultants. “I’m confident that the innovations Datto announced here today will have an impact on the growth of my business. The Datto Partner Conference is always worth the trip.” “Datto’s innovations in cloud-to-cloud backup solutions are helping Office 365 users be more productive wherever they are, and are great examples of how being a member of the Microsoft Partner Network benefits our mutual customers,” said Pat Schlight, Senior Director, US Partner Group at Microsoft.
Datto is an innovative provider of comprehensive backup, recovery and business continuity solutions used by thousands of managed service providers worldwide. Datto’s 140+ PB private cloud and family of software and hardware devices provide Total Data Protection everywhere business data lives. Whether your data is on-prem in a physical or virtual server, or in the cloud via SaaS applications, only Datto offers end-to-end recoverability and single-vendor accountability. Founded in 2007 by Austin McChord, Datto is privately held and profitable. In 2013, General Catalyst Partners invested $25M in growth capital, and in 2015 McChord was named to the Forbes 30 under 30.