Datto vs StorageCraft: What is Best for Your Small Business?

by | Aug 1, 2016 | Business Continuity

Round 1: Datto vs StorageCraft

Backing up important files can mean the difference between losing all your valuable data permanently and bouncing back immediately after being hacked, having a computer system become infested with malware or experiencing a computer crash. The only question is which system should be used for such an important task. Following is a comparison of Datto vs StorageCraft that will enable you to see what these popular systems have to offer and which one is right for your company.

Introducing the Datto SIRIS 3

Datto SIRIS 3 is a new business continuity solution that can be deployed either physically or virtually. The virtual version of this system works with Windows, Mac and Linux and both versions provide instant on-site and offsite backup virtualization. The company’s unique inverse chain technology prevents problems with broken backup chains and all backups are tested to ensure that there are no glitches when you attempt to use the system to recover your data.  Datto Siris 3 offers other benefits as well, including plans in various price points, top notch AES 256 encryption for all documents in the cloud and in transit, the option of specifying a password per appliance or per protected machine and the ability to identify file and application changes between any two backup points.

And, StorageCraft

StorageCraft’s ShadowProtect backup program also has much to offer. It has a reputation for being fast, reliable and offering a high level of protection. It can back up not only files and folders but also drivers, registry files and software applications. It is also very convenient because you can either restore your entire system with a single click or look through your files and select the ones you want to restore.

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Unfortunately, the system also has its flaws, the main one being the fact that ShadowProtect does not provide an online back-up option; instead, one has to sign up for StorageCraft’s Cloud Services in order to back up data online. Reviewers also note that the interface is dated and the program doesn’t offer much explanation for advanced features. These issues make it difficult to use StorageCraft if you aren’t tech-savvy. What’s more, there is a hefty per-user fee that can quickly add up.

When looking at Datto vs StorageCraft, we find Datto to be the preferred solution for companies that want to back up and access data with ease.

If you would like to know more about the Datto technology, click here for a demo. Invenio IT has over fifteen years of experience managing backup and recovery solutions worldwide–and, would be happy to provide you with personalized solutions and assistance that will enable you to keep your business running smoothly at all times.

Dale Shulmistra is a Business Continuity Specialist at Invenio IT, responsible for shaping the company’s technology initiatives -- selecting, designing, implementing & supporting business continuity solutions to bolster client operational efficiencies and eliminate downtime.

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