There’s only 1 legitimate way to protect data: Datto

by | Mar 24, 2016 | Business Continuity

The easiest way to protect data–regardless of infrastructure

The Datto family of virtual appliances provides robust backup and business continuity solutions to protect data. . . for businesses of any size, regardless of infrastructure. Virtual SIRIS and Virtual ALTO  support VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Citrix XenServer and are available in an array of local storage options, ranging from 1TB to 50TB.

Virtual SIRIS and Virtual ALTO leverage Datto’s award-winning core technologies, service, and support for maximum performance on hypervisors, protecting both virtual and physical servers. Datto’s virtual appliances seamlessly integrate with the secure Datto Cloud, and come with a predictable cloud-billing model. Seriously, the only way to protect data.

Virtual SIRIS and Virtual ALTO are the perfect solutions for your business.

  • Protect virtual and physical environments to ensure business continuity
  • Unlimited cloud storage with a predictable billing model
  • Scalable solutions to grow as a business grows
  • Easy-to-install and easy-to-manage
  • Streamline all BDR solutions
  • Seamless integration with secure Datto Cloud
  • Virtual and Physical Hybrid Cloud-based BDR

Hybrid Cloud

Datto utilizes Hybrid Cloud technology to improve redundancy and give users greater protection for their systems and data. Hybrid Cloud continuity is simple in concept yet robust in feature set; it leverages the advantages of local backup and the security of the cloud to protect data.

It starts with workstations and servers protecting data locally across the Local Area Network (LAN) to the Datto appliance. From there, it is automatically transmitted to the secure Datto Cloud. This technology improves fault tolerance while reducing the reliance on bandwidth speed. The local Datto device can act as a restore hub for everything from files to application and system fail over, it can also act as a staging environment for off-site transfer. Scheduling off-site data transfers can be critical for bandwidth management and carries no risk of having unsaved backups. In addition, should the local device be compromised, data that was transferred to the cloud can act as a replica site for the business. A local only backup option cannot ensure data integrity should a site wide disaster occur.

Image-Based Backup

Datto uses image-based backup technology to take a complete picture of the workstation or server. Advantages include quick full system restores, easy recovery of individual files, bare metal restores (BMR) capability, and the ability to boot individual backups as virtual machines. Image-based backup is a superior technology vs. outdated tape and disc.

Hybrid Virtualization

Virtual ALTO brings the power and flexibility of local virtualization to small business. Hybrid Virtualization technology initializes a virtual machine (VM) in the secure Datto Cloud, then automatically connects to the local network through the Virtual ALTO using a secure VPN tunnel. Available on Virtual ALTO only.

Screenshot Backup Verification

No more guessing if your backup is working properly. The appliance boots backups as virtual machines, capturing an image of the login page to give you visual proof that your data has been successfully backed up. An industry first.

Instant Local Virtualization

Should a business experience a server failure, the system can be virtualized instantly on the Datto device. The advanced web interface allows for configuration of CPU and memory resources.Networking resources can also be configured dynamically, allowing for changes to be made without restarting the virtual machine. With the system now virtualized, the business can operate “business as usual” until it has the time to fix its server issue, without compromising any data or incurring any downtime. Available on Virtual SIRIS only.

Instant Off-Site Virtualization

Datto protects clients from site-wide outages using instant off-site virtualization. In the event of a local disaster such as a fire or flood, the entire network can be recreated in the secure Datto Cloud in a matter of minutes. Secure connections are provided to employees and a business can resume normal operations.

End-to-End Encryption

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

ownCloud on SIRIS

Datto is proud to partner with ownCloud to deploy the Enterprise Edition v7 of their solution to SIRIS 1, SIRIS 2  and Virtual SIRIS devices. This new best-in-class file sync and share utility lets users access files from anywhere using desktop or mobile clients and synchronizes changes to keep files up to date  all while storing the data right on their SIRIS in their local infrastructure rather than relying on a public cloud. And because IT professionals manage the onsite hardware and can establish granular access restrictions, users get enterprise level simplicity and security unmatched by consumer file sharing services.

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Inverse Chain TechnologyTM

Datto’s proprietary Inverse Chain Technology eliminates the problem of broken backup chains – the place where most issues arise in the backup process. Each time a backup occurs data is saved in a universal virtual file format (VMDK). These backups are not dependent on previous snapshots, giving you the freedom to change retention and delete snapshots without resetting the chain or having to take a new base image. Since each backup is a fully bootable virtual machine, there is no need for complex, time- consuming conversion processes before performing a restore.

Data is always available immediately, both on and off-site, for near- instantaneous recovery and virtualization.

Off-Site File Restore

No matter where you are, you can recover files and folders from any protected server or workstation, from any point in time. The intuitive, familiar Datto Partner Portal now features a simple, powerful utility for browsing the complete file structure for any recovery point. Even better, you can perform searches to find exactly what you need.

eDiscovery Software

eDiscovery gives Datto users the ability to search keywords within their backup data, emails, and attachments and review 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.

Backup InsightsTM

Would you like the power to see what happened in between backup points? Have you ever been asked to find a folder that was deleted, and you need to know when? Or, do you need to determine which files were affected by a virus? Datto’s proprietary Backup Insights can give you the answers you need, fast.

Backup Insights has the ability to identify file and application changes between any two backup points. It recovers files and applications directly from the interface with almost no information about when they were lost or even where on the machine they resided. Users can intelligently track trends over time to see what files have been created, modified and deleted. This tool is extremely easy to use and can be accessed right from the user interface. In a matter of seconds you can simultaneously mount points and see all files broken down with an easy to read file tree.

ShadowSnapTM  by StorageCraft®

Datto utilizes ShadowSnap by StorageCraft to create image- based backups. ShadowSnap features multiple backup methods: application-aware VSS snapshots by default and the StorageCraft Volume Snapshot Manager direct method as a safety net.ShadowSnap is particularly useful in performing bare metal restores as it supports recovery on dissimilar hardware.

Bare Metal Restore

Restore full machines quickly and efficiently through our Bare Metal Restore (BMR) process. Kick the process off by imaging a USB thumb drive with the included wizard. Go from physical machines  to virtual (P2V) or vice versa with our unique dissimilar hardware tool that allows for maximum flexibility when restoring. No drives or cables are needed as the process runs over the local network. Not available for Virtual ALTO for Hyper-V.

For more information on the only way to protect data, give us a shout.

Tracy Rock is the Director of Marketing at Invenio IT. Tracy is responsible for all media-related initiatives as well as external communications—including, branding, public relations, promotions, advertising and social media. She is one busy lady and we are lucky to have her!

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