Datto Alto: Best Backup Exec Alternative for Small Business

by Aug 2, 2013Business Continuity

Do you know about the best backup exec alternative for your business?

I truly believe, that for small business, Datto Alto is a true Backup Exec alternative, delivering advanced backup, disaster recovery and business continuity that was once never available to the small business budget. It is a solution that is easy to use, cost effective, and provides an insurance policy against costly downtime and interruptions for small businesses.

For small businesses that don’t have their own off-site data center to replicate a virtual server to, Datto Alto is an excellent Backup Exec alternative, at a fraction of the cost. Much like Backup Exec which can protect virtual and physical environments, the Datto Alto can also protect your physical and virtual servers.

One major advantage the Datto Alto has over Backup Exec is it’s ability to restore servers in minutes, without the need to restore across corporate data centers and networks. As a Backup Exec alternative, the Datto Alto recovers in minutes from Datto’s secure cloud data center, at a fraction of the overall cost.

Much like Backup Exec, the Datto Alto also restores or recovers to the same or dissimilar hardware in minutes, not hours or days. Backups can also be converted to virtual machines and restored or virtualized in a live or test environment.

Below are some major benefits of the Datto Alto for small businesses as a Backup Exec alternative:

• The entire system is backed up seamlessly through image based backup
• Downtime is reduced and employees can work without any special connections or software
• Backups are automatically verified daily through screenshot backup verification
• Breakthrough bare metal restore technology allows users to perform restores to dissimilar hardware
• Inverse Chain Technology creates an optimal backup chain from scratch and restores and virtualizes every point
• An easy to use and intuitive interface reduces time to install and maintain
• Datto Alto is priced for the small business

For the first time ever, enterprise backup options are now available to the small business at a fraction of the cost from Datto Alto, a true Backup Exec alternative.

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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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